The Times’ New Mobile Going Out Guide

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The venerable (founded 1785) U.K. daily  The Times, has a rather nice mobile site at  The attractive and content rich site features articles from the paper’s News, Business, Sport, Tech & Web, Entertainment, Weather, Markets and Jobs sections.

But that’s not all, earlier this month The Times launched a new feature,  the  Going Out Guide. It’s a location based directory of nearby events, movies and watering holes. The guide looks useful with a large database of establishments, reviews and maps.  I’m a little put off though by the huge size (600px wide) of the images and maps in the new section.  Not sure what kind of mobile the Times thinks we are using but there are few if any with a screen that big, and most feature phones will struggle to even load such large graphics. The image size issue seems confined to the Going Out Guide, the rest of the site re-sizes images to fit the screen width of most phones. Source: GoMo News

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