Mobile Responsive, Not?

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  • #7565

    Roadturn
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    I switched my sites over to StudioPress mobile responsive versions and figured all is okay (I don’t use a smartphone, so can’t test them on my own device). Today, though, I tried several mobile-friendly test sites and emulators–and all return NOT mobile friendly.

    What am I missing?

    My sites include: http://www.donsturgill.com and http://www.roadturn.com

    Test sites include: http://www.sayuconnect.comvalidator.w3.org/mobile and ready.mobi/launch.jsp?locale=en_EN

    #7571

    Jared Williams
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    They pull up fine for me. Testing on an iPhone 4s.


    #7573

    Roadturn
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    Thank you, Jared. Have you used the online testing tools for your sites? Seems unlikely the tools would all be wonky. I’m wondering if they are looking at parameters not affected by StudioPress mobile responsive design …. ??

    #7576

    nation
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    #7577

    Roadturn
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    Thank you, Jonathan. I’ve seen that tool elsewhere. It checks width and device size only. My consternation is why the w3 validator, for instance, returns such a poor report.

    #7578

    anitac
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    I am on Android and this is what I see – LINK.


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    #7588

    Roadturn
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    Gotta be the wrong URL, Anitac.

    #7589

    anitac
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    Oh, I looked up YOUR URL AllyNation. Here’s DonSturgill.com – it’s responsive, but I still have to slide it just a bit. It doesn’t fit the screen perfectly – LINK.


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    #7590

    Roadturn
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    Thank you, Anitac.

    #7601

    nickthegeek
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    It seems the biggest error is with the page size then additional errors beyond that related to page content. Interestingly I tested against several other sites that received similar negative errors for “popups,” invalid HTML, and several other issues that I know do not exist. It seems the tool is not really reporting correctly in some cases.

    Additionally, it seems to be a bit outdated. While I agree that keeping the size down is important, more and more devices are using much higher download speeds, better processors, and have more internal memory. Those limitations are as outdated as it would be to apply the limits we imposed back in the early 2000s when broadband was first getting popular but most people connected with dialup still.

    #7602

    Roadturn
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    Makes sense, Nick. Thank you.

    #7604

    nickthegeek
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    you’re welcome. By the way, if you’d like to see one of the non Genesis sites I checked, see how Twenty Twelve ranks

    http://twentytwelvedemo.wordpress.com

    It was designed as a “mobile first” theme and really does a good job of showing off how to do mobile responsive. They nail it something fierce.

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    babrees
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    Just found this older thread.

    What I find interesting is when viewing a Genesis responsive theme at  http://www.studiopress.com/responsive/ through FireFox the site entered does NOT display correctly and I must use Chrome browser.

    However, viewing http://twentytwelvedemo.wordpress.com on the SP responsive test page it shows correctly even in FireFox.

     

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