Mobile WP Themes

Profile picture of the author doc4978 by doc4978 Posted: 03/10/2013
Can anyone recommend a good themes- particularly for Tablet devices?
#mobile #themes

  • Profile picture of the author tim205
    tim205
    This article has quite a few:

    60+ Best Responsive WordPress Themes

    I've also used the Agency Theme for the Genesis framework. Their site appears to be down at the moment, but the URL is Premium WordPress Themes by StudioPress.
  • Profile picture of the author doc4978
    doc4978
    Great article- THANKS..like the look of Blox but will spend some time going through these. Thanks again
  • Profile picture of the author annaharris
    annaharris
    Refer given link. You may find some important things regarding your query. Best Responsive Wordpress Themes
  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    AnniePot
    From my experience, I've found that the heavy backend programming involved with Wordpress makes the mobile site much slower than one built with simple html or php. For regular websites I love Wordpress, but for mobile websites, I don't touch it.
  • Profile picture of the author fredp
    fredp
    I guess you didn't optimize your WP website with Google Speed Page service that will dramatically increase the speed of your websites...For mobile or not
  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    WeavingThoughts
    Bootstrap and other responsive Wordpress themes
  • Profile picture of the author AnkurS
    AnkurS
    +1 for bootstrap - a good set of wordpress themes are now available for it. Nice clean UI and fast loading. Best of all.. its free
  • Profile picture of the author Instructor
    Instructor
    Originally Posted by tim205 View Post

    This article has quite a few:

    60+ Best Responsive WordPress Themes

    I've also used the Agency Theme for the Genesis framework. Their site appears to be down at the moment, but the URL is Premium WordPress Themes by StudioPress.
    I thought the OP was looking for mobile, not responsive. Big difference.
  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    globalpro
    Here's the only one you will ever need.

    Wordpress Mobile Theme | JumpMobi

    Not an affiliate link.
  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    WeavingThoughts
    Do you want responsive themes or mobile only themes?
  • Profile picture of the author fredp
    fredp
    WPNeoMobile is the best, you will have "3 websites in 1", the original WP site, the smartphone AND the tablet version handled by the plugin. So by far no other plugins do it
    An easy drag and drop interface for the design etc..etc..
    I coded this plugin first for my web-agency because of the lacks and flaws of other one we tried.

    By the way, a FREE WSO is in preparation with a webinar included for it that will explain also some mobile marketing strategies to do a killing in this new era

    Stay tuned

    Cheers,
    Fred
  • Profile picture of the author 1medic
    1medic
    Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

    From my experience, I've found that the heavy backend programming involved with Wordpress makes the mobile site much slower than one built with simple html or php. For regular websites I love Wordpress, but for mobile websites, I don't touch it.
    This seems to be true. Each time I've gone to a WP mobile theme site and visited their examples sites on my phone, they load slowly. Every single example site. But I regularly visit mobile news sites that load fast.

    You guys might want to visit more WP mobile sites on your phones.

    Luke
  • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
    Jay Moreno
    Originally Posted by 1medic View Post

    This seems to be true. Each time I've gone to a WP mobile theme site and visited their examples sites on my phone, they load slowly. Every single example site. But I regularly visit mobile news sites that load fast.

    You guys might want to visit more WP mobile sites on your phones.

    Luke
    At a guess I would say that the sites you have tested are possibly not truly mobile optimized WordPress mobile themes if they are loading slow - they are probably loading unnecessary plugins that require bloated css, javascript etc.

    Running www.sarahamelia.mobi through the Akamai Mobile Page Load Speed Test gets a 1.9 second load time - actual results here: http://mobitest.akamai.com/m/results...d=130725_SN_9V

    Screnshot here: 2013-07-25_1703 - jumpmobi's library

    1.9 seconds is far from being slow and this mobile site is powered by a mobile theme for Wordpress.

    Responsive themes typically have lots of external CSS and Javascript libraries, fonts etc that not only need time to download or cache but also increase the number of HTTP header requests, let alone all the images that are needed - together they greatly impact the overall page size in terms of kb and of course this is directly proportional to the page load time.

    Go through the responsive themes on Themeforest and you will find that majority of them are well over 500kb and in some instances touching 2mb without additional plugins installed!

    A mobile optimized theme or site should have minimal http requests, and be lightweight in order to ensure optimal page load speeds.

    hth
  • Profile picture of the author 1medic
    1medic
    1.9 seconds is about right. Every link I click I can count "one second...two seconds" and then it loads. Every single page. For me it gets to be less tolerable after the fourth click. It occurs when visiting previously visited pages like going back home.

    Hey, if you say the market accepts this, who am I to argue? I can only say it's slower than I'm used to.

    The part of that site that loads quickest is those gallery thumbnails. Those are all fast and satisfying in speed response.

    Luke
  • Profile picture of the author smsagent
    smsagent
    AnniePot is right, but it's not "heavy backend programming," it's CSS that bogs down phone browsers on 3G. Wordpress is for chumps.

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