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Offline Gerry0587

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Software or website for mobile version
« on: February 16, 2019, 10:33:42 AM »
Hi! Iím looking for a user friendly free software or website to make my current website mobile friendly and compatible with php for the Saratoga scripts to work.

Any recommendations?

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Re: Software or website for mobile version
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 11:59:06 AM »
Making a site responsive (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design) is most easily done if incorporated into the early design of a site. I don't know of any sort of package that will take an existing site designed for desktop computer screens and make it friendly to smaller devices.  But that doesn't mean there isn't such a thing out there.

I went through a total redesign of the UI of my site (mostly because I use it most on my phone) and it was a lot of work. Now it is essentially Saratoga under the hood and my UI on top.  I'd only recommend this if you are handy with PHP, CSS3, Javascript, and jQuery.

Offline Gerry0587

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Re: Software or website for mobile version
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 01:05:20 PM »
I created my website with Dreamweaver. Which software do you recommend me to use to start my mobile friendly design?

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Re: Software or website for mobile version
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 02:06:56 PM »
I created my website with Dreamweaver. Which software do you recommend me to use to start my mobile friendly design?

I can't be of any help there. Other than text editors, I've only used WordPress a little bit.

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Re: Software or website for mobile version
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 02:18:05 PM »
Hi,
no it isnt possible to use any kind of SW to simply convert a non-responsive page to responsive, at least not in a 100% functional/nice looking way. Making a non-responsive site responsive usually takes longer than designing a responsive website from scratch. Things that need to be taken into account are - the way the menu/navigation works, the way the elements are programmed (for example, very often non-responsive pages use hidden tables to align elements on the website. Tables however cannot for example overflow "below". So imagine you have two elements next to each other. On a phone the screen is narrow so you want them to be on top of each other instead, but if they are in table cells, this isnt possible, you would need to make columns into rows and it all gets very complicated. It also heavily depends on the way you use CSS.

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Re: Software or website for mobile version
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 01:37:32 PM »
If you use the Saratoga template, there is a mobile version for it.

Also the 2nd home page using modified AltDashboard 6.81 at http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php

 

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