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Mobile Friendly 3.x questions

Post by stuffdone » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:35 pm

I am trying to determine the best way to make a site mobile friendly. I am using a modified Beez which works fine and passes online mobile tests so it is technically already mobile friendly.

However from a strictly appearance stand point it has a few issues with the header graphic that can't scale and some hiccups in navigation.

Can someone suggest from experience the best way to approach this?
  • A new responsive template I can modify to look pretty much as the current site which customer likes.

    An extension of some kind that will deal with mobile views

    A second template with an extension to detect mobile and switch
If you have a suggestion for any of the above I would appreciate feed back on what you have done that works well including any suggestions on specific extensions.

I've been doing this 24 years but always something new happens and I learn something new!

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Re: Mobile Friendly 3.x questions

Post by john-doe » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:17 pm

Hello and welcome.
Basically all new templates are set up to cover mobile. In my experience setting a extension for it is not the case.

What i do is, set un an HTML with all CSS and JS, in the CSS set up the required media queries in order to cover the major part, and then you finish to develop the CSS fixes once loaded into Joomla (or in a development server to do so better).

Since Joomla 4 is on the way i recommend that start to work into Bootstrap 4.X and begin to familiarize with it.
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Re: Mobile Friendly 3.x questions

Post by stuffdone » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:05 pm

Thanks
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Re: Mobile Friendly 3.x questions

Post by creativesights » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:36 pm

I also recommend using SVG files or code for website graphics. They scale and you can control their size via CSS.
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Re: Mobile Friendly 3.x questions

Post by Slackervaara » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:41 pm

I used earlier Protostar, because its modules are to the right and then in mobile they appear last. But best for mobiles are Gantry 5 with Hydrogen template, but its difficult to set up. Gantry 5 has a very nice mobile menu.

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Re: Mobile Friendly 3.x questions

Post by john-doe » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:50 pm

Slackervaara wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:41 pm
But best for mobiles are Gantry 5 with Hydrogen template, but its difficult to set up. Gantry 5 has a very nice mobile menu.
Most of frame works as the mentioned works with Bootstrap.
However i'd rather to build the template with Only Bootstrap, i mean Raw HTML / PHP with the Joomla's Snippets (No Gantry, or similar frameworks)
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