Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    5
    Member #
    41328

    Why doesn't my site display on mobiles?

    I am a beginner in web design and have recently tried to design a site for my wife's walking holidays: Greece on Foot - walking holidays in the Peloponnese

    I based this on a free template and created the content using Dreamweaver 8.

    I was fairly pleased with the result and sent the link to a range of friends.

    However, some of them have told me that the site doesn't display on smartphones - I don't use a smartphone and had only tested it on my laptop.

    Can anyone suggest some simple things I could do to make the site web friendly? I stress that I am new to this so please don't assume technical knowledge. The site took me a long time to create so I hope it can be adapted rather than I have to start from the beginning.

    Any help would be really appreciated....

  2.  

  3. #2
    Senior Member Vapr_Arts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,930
    Member #
    37412
    Liked
    544 times
    If you do not hand any knowledge of HTML & CSS and do not wish to learn it, id say the best advice i can give you is find a different template. You need something that is responsive


    Regretfully sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk during lunch and other breaks

  4. #3
    WDF Staff mlseim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Cottage Grove, Minnesota
    Posts
    7,724
    Member #
    5580
    Liked
    718 times
    Did they say it doesn't display, such as a blank page?

    Or did they say it doesn't display, as the text and images are a jumbled mess they can't navigate.

    What does "doesn't display" really mean.

    On a different topic, that type of "holiday travel" site seems like it could also include a journal, or a blog. WordPress would be the obvious choice for a site like that. It can allow user comments and a ton of social features. Your wife could add media, photos, content all by herself, from anywhere in the world. No software needed on your PC (like Dreamweaver).

    With woocommerce, the holiday schedules, payments, reservations, etc. could also be done.

    It would be responsive for all devices.

    You could even have routes and "where we are" Google maps for family and friends following their journeys.

    The possibilities are endless, and once done, you don't have to maintain content manually every week ... uninstall Dreamweaver, you won't need it anymore.
    Last edited by mlseim; Jan 15th, 2015 at 05:33 PM.


  5. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    5
    Member #
    41328
    Quote Originally Posted by Vapr_Arts View Post
    If you do not hand any knowledge of HTML & CSS and do not wish to learn it, id say the best advice i can give you is find a different template.
    Thanks for this - I have a basic knowledge of HTML and could edit the CSS but need to be pointed in the right direction. If possible, I'd like to stick with the same template rather than start over.

  6. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    5
    Member #
    41328
    [QUOTE=mlseim;269054]Did they say it doesn't display, such as a blank page?

    Or did they say it doesn't display, as the text and images are a jumbled mess they can't navigate.

    QUOTE]

    Thanks for this. Having tested it, on an iPad or Android device just the main photo appears and no text. The URL is Greece on Foot - walking holidays in the Peloponnese if you want to see for yourself.

  7. #6
    Member alexiscooper5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    30
    Member #
    40861
    Liked
    1 times
    Thanks for these knowledgeable post.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Vapr_Arts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,930
    Member #
    37412
    Liked
    544 times
    Quote Originally Posted by alexiscooper5 View Post
    Thanks for these knowledgeable post.
    If you wish to say thanks you can say it by clicking "like" on a post. These types of "thank you posts" just come off as spammy and don't really contribute anything.


    Regretfully sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk during lunch and other breaks


Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:39 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Skin By: PurevB.com