Google has a nifty tool that strips down any website to make it more viewable on mobile devices. Mobile Safari can handle full webpages fine over WiFi or a solid 3g connection, but sometimes a bare-bones webpage can help if your internet is being wonky. Here is an example using the Multitouch Fans forum.
You can also bookmark this mobilized version of Google search, which will strip down every link in the results. This is handy if you don’t know the exact URL of the page you want to mobilize.
Try it out and see if it makes your browsing quicker, and if you have a better alternative, let us know in the comments.