How do you get your Website to be mobile friendly?
#1
I'd like to know what members do in general to make their Websites mobile phone/device friendly? 

1. Do you use mobile friendly web design, and if yes, what web design methods are you using? 

2. Are you more focused on designing for the phone or for desktop, or both when you are working on your design?

3. What tests do you apply to your Website to check whether it is mobile friendly?

4. If it is an old Website that you want to tweak into being mobile friendly, what tips can be given for making the old design work better with mobile devices (including phones and tablets)? Are there scripts available for doing this and which ones are you using?
#2
1. I try to. I tend to lean towards using Bootstrap for responsive sites so I would only need to write html once Happywide

2. Probably desktop. But I tend to test it on both just to make sure.

3. I use a few physical devices to check how it looks and manually check things. Or use Chrome's simulator. My sites tend to have a simple UI so I can't see the need of writing automated tests for the UI. Would be a waste of time since I tend to change things a lot.

4. IMHO, would be less time consuming to rewrite the whole thing to use a responsive framework.
#3
i have a big stash of templates (html5, bootstrap f/w etc. some pawned ones too. sorry Tounge) that i use.

chrome developer tools or firefox one is the best for testing. my projects are usually small. so manual is all i know and care about.
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#4
1.I use Bootstrap to create Mobile friendly website and also i use PHP lib called "serbanghita/Mobile-Detect" to optimize code based on mobile/pc like Removing ads etc...
2. I focus for both mobile and PC.
3. To test mobile website mostly i use my android phone and some times i use Firefox or Chrome Addons.
4. I think Bootstrap framework is good to convert old website into mobile friendly website.
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#5
Wordpress with WPtouch works fine for me. It is an awesome combination to start for new user start their site up. Then devlop your own site using your own language.
#6
(2018-03-23, 9:25:11 pm)tukai Wrote:  Wordpress with WPtouch works fine for me. It is an awesome combination to start for new user start their site up. Then devlop your own site using your own language.

WordPress certainly has its act together with mobile friendly themes.  Probably one of the easiest scripts to use for ensuring a mobile friendly Website.  However, what I'm really after is how to make a myBB Forum or an old static Website mobile friendly.  I was hoping for a quick fix few steps - but probably there aren't any.  For the static Website it would be better to redesign it from scratch and for myBB use bootstrap as suggested by @cybersa.
#7
To make your Website to be mobile friendly you need to do three things.

-Create a Mobile version of your website
-Using Mobile plugins
-Using a Mobile-first responsive design
#8
These days the easiest way is using Wordpress. If you have a old Static page site then its lot easier and cost effective to move all content to a Wordpress than making original site responsive. There are plenty of Mobile Friendly design strictures / Layouts out there like Liquid, Adaptive, or Fluid , Responsive etc. You just have to find a Wordpress theme which is built using one of these. Important thing is you need to test using various devices and resolutions because launching the site.
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#9
Since starting this thread I've had great fun with a phpBB Forum and finding a mobile friendly style that wasn't using bootstrap. I had some past experience with phpBB 3.0 but of course with 3.2 version most of the old styles had been deprecated. Silver lining of that was new styles that were designed and there was one in particular I like that is completely mobile friendly - proflat - built on the original Prosilver theme:
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/proflat/

It comes with a wide variety of colors that one can use with the theme - there was one that was very close to freevps.us's color - called the Riverside theme:
http://www.mazeland.fr/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19

Unfortunately phpBB isn't as rich in bells and whistles as myBB is, however it was still fun to search for extensions to add basic features to the Forum. I find it much easier to work with the extensions of phpBB than with myBB plugins. I had a real challenge with a myBB theme that was in conflict with most of the plugins that got loaded. If phpBB however can get styles that are mobile friendly, I can't understand the lack of myBB themes that are mobile friendly.




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