Why I only use mobile ready RESPONSIVE themes
I personally will only use "RESPONSIVE themes" as they work on desktop screens, notebooks, netbooks, tablets and mobile phones - out of the box!
Whoa?! Okay, RESPONSIVE simply means it responds automatically to fit the screen on whatever device the website visitor may be using!
Hmm.... how can I test my site to see what it looks like on different devices? Glad you asked!
Go here: www.studiopress.com/responsive/ - type your website name into the top box and hit enter!
The result is a screen full of different sized device screens showing clearly you what your respective user will be seeing. There are other ways, but the easiest is that way.
(Using Firefox browser - press and hold SHIFT and CAPS LOCK at same time - then letter M will also work for example).
To find themes simply search for RESPONSIVE themes.
Ok, so what if mine is not a responsive site? In my opinion, I would consider what my typical visitor is likely to use when surfing the net. We can assume that most older and lower income groups may well be using a deskyop or large screen laptop. If so, this is less of an issue.
If your target market suggests that they would be using a smart phone or tablet, then there is room for thought as to what should I do about my NON-RESPONSIVE site that I already have?
Again, this is all my opinion and preferences here, so what would I do if a client asked me the same question?
Firstly I would consider getting them to agree to recreate the site to become responsive.
If they are not happy to do so I would suggest creating a seperate mobile site and adding a MOBILE USER click "HERE" type link image button on the main site in a relevant position, ie top left. (Another story for another blog!).
My view is to consider this from the beginning stages.
I hope you find this informative and that I have simplified the points herein.
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