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A better way to look at your friends list on your iPhone (or other phone)
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These instructions will explain how to use the template I made to view your Livejournal Friends page on your phone's browser in a format that's a little easier to read.  It looks something like this.

This is not the easiest thing in the world to do, you'll get into some of LJ's ugly (but powerful) guts, but hopefully these instructions are clear enough that there's not much room for error if you follow them exactly.
  1. Make sure you have a paid Live Journal account.
  2. Go to the advanced customization layers page.
  3. Click on "Your Styles".
  4. Create a new style (at the bottom of the page).  Enter "iPhone" as the name.  Click "Create".
  5. Leave the Language dropdown alone, and in the Layout dropdown, go to the very bottom and select "Other"...
  6. Enter "13000933" into the Layer ID field.
  7. Click "Change".
  8. Ignore the Language, Theme, and User dropdowns. Just click "Save Changes".
  9. Find the line for "iPhone" under the "Your Styles" heading, and save of the number that is linked there.  Don't include the # sign.  This is your STYLE ID which you'll use in the next step to create a link.
  10. Go to this page: http://YOUR_USERNAME.livejournal.com/friends?s2id=YOUR_STYLE_id&.id=YOUR_STYLE_ID_AGAIN&auth=digest
  11. If you open that link in your iPhone, you should be all set up.  Try emailing it to yourself, or just type it into the browser on your iPhone.
Let me know if that works or doesn't work.  And what you think should be changed.  I believe that I can continue to improve the template and have it take effect across everone using it, but I haven't tested it out yet.

I tried to make a cool icon for the iPhone in case people bookmarked it, but unfortunately Live Journal strips out any <link> tags.

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Thanks for this -- working great!

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