March 24, 2013 at 7:15 am #30856
I have my site on the Associate theme on the Genesis Framework.
Time has come for me to look at a mobile responsive solution so a couple of questions to the community if I may.
What would be a good choice from the available themes which will work? I want to keep my site restyling down to a minimum if I possibly can.
Is there a plugin solution which works reliably with SP themes which can achieve the same objective?
I understand updating the theme is the proper way to go but want to explore all options.
Currently I am very happy with the way my site renders on my nexus 7 and reasonably happy with the display on my samsung S2 although of course one would have to zoom parts of the page (but this would be the case for any theme).
The text labels with my slider don not display though on my S2.
One other thought which has just occurred as the site seems to be rendering well is associate already mobile responsive?
Site is http://www.moorbankhouse.co.ukMarch 24, 2013 at 11:25 am #30917
SusanModeratorPost count: 9255
Associate is not mobile responsive out of the box, so to speak.
I’m not aware of a plugin which will accomplish what you are looking for (which is not to say that one doesn’t exist).
Take a look at the themes here: http://my.studiopress.com/themes/, and select “Mobile Responsive” from the drop-down to select which ones are mobile responsive.
March 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm #31388
Maybe I am misunderstanding the term mobile responsive? I view my site with a 7 inch nexus and a Samsung S2 smartphone and the pages is formatted to the screen. (no scroll bars). Admittedly the text is to small to read on the smartphone but a quick tap will display it by column which can be flicked up or down.
If the theme is already doing this what would be the advantages of a mobile responsive theme?
I do not have any mobile plugins activated.
One other question if I may.
As I understand it all genesis child themes are interchangeable?
I know this could be akin to asking how long is a piece of string but if I were to choose a (mobile responsive) 3 column theme (the same as associate) how much editing would I need to do? Theoretically would all the content fall straight into place?March 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm #31392
SusanModeratorPost count: 9255
Probably the best way to illustrate it is to have you test one of the mobile responsive themes using this tool:
A StudioPress mobile responsive theme will reconfigure the header to fit the screen, and will display the sidebars below the content of the site, then will display the footers (in order) below the sidebars.
As far as all Genesis themes being interchangeable – if I understand your question, yes, you can take pieces from one theme and apply it to another, but it’s not a simple matter of copy and pasting – there would be some coding involved.
March 27, 2013 at 6:30 am #31490
@geezer466, making ones theme responsive is a little more complex than a string of code. Your current them is using sizes in pixel measurements. Responsive design is done in percentages. The entire theme would have to be re-constructed using percentages and then adding in the responsiveness. Here is a more information on Responsive Design – http://www.copyblogger.com/mobile-responsive-design-101/.March 27, 2013 at 8:17 am #31511
Many thanks for that link Anitac I now have a much better understanding of how a mobile responsive theme would work.
If I were to purchase Agency or Eleven 40 I assume both of these themes would be interchangeable with the content I have already built?
I wouldn’t expect a seamless transition, but would hope tweaks would be minimal?March 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm #31614
Yes, your content is in there and will work with any theme. You will just need change the widget areas, etc.March 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm #32193
tedsudolParticipantPost count: 1
I will be using the AgentPress mobile responsive theme (I currently use Driskill which is not longer supported and has been retired here at StudioPress. I had two questions. The first is on the slider plugin I should use. There are two here one is the slider plugin and the other is the responsive slider plugin. Is that meaning mobile responsive? What are the differences?
The second question is does a mobile response theme slow down the loading of your web page? Is it a significant slowdown? I would think there would be some effect because of all the rearranging and resizing but I didn’t know.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Ted SudolMarch 31, 2013 at 3:06 am #32205
@tedsudol the Agentpress theme “is not” responsive at this time. The Genesis Responsive Slider “is” responsive. Also, in my opinion responsive will not slow your site down and you do have the capabilities to turn certain aspects of your site off while in mobile. You do not have to have all of the site shown for mobile viewing. They can be turned off in the CSS, however you will need to code it that way. The responsive themes do not come like that out the box.
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