Are you a regular reader
of slashdot.org? Are you annoyed
that as of 2012 they still do not have a decent mobile website? Then
AvantSlash may be something for you.
Avantslash is a perl script that should run on a webserver that you
control. It will screen-scrape the slashdot.org website and reformat
the content for your mobile phone.
- Read slashdot front pages, articles, threads, and polls.
- Search slashdot stories.
- Lightweight HTML output, with dynamic comment loading.
- Skinning (desktop or mobile view, font size, etc.), configurable
from the browser.
- Replying to comments via the regular slashdot website, in case
you don't want to open the laptop.
- External links to Youtube, Wikipedia, and obligatory xkcd
redirected to mobile versions.
- A web server with Perl 5.x, with the CGI and LWP (libwww-perl)
modules installed, and support for CGI scripts.
Tested on iPhone, Android 1.6
(Donut) stock browser, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) stock browser,
Opera Mobile 11 on Android, Nokia Symbian S60 3rd edition stock
browser, desktop Firefox 12.
Avantslash was developed by Richard Lawrence and Han-Kwang
Nienhuys. We are not affiliated with or endorsed by slashdot.org or