A different technique for mobile websites - no re-direction

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Hi all,

a potential customer told me, he does not need re-direction at all. And he doesn't need my services.

If you check the following website on your desktop PC you see the normal layout.

Example website, don't worry about the language

Now if you use your mouse to gradually make the window smaller at a certain point the layout changes all the sudden to the mobile layout.

I did not do any research about how they do it. Just thought it might be interesting for some of you.

Could that technique possibly mean the end of separate mobile websites?

Cheers
Dan Hower
#mobile #redirection #technique #websites
  • Profile picture of the author d0rhk
    In my honest opinion, the site still looks bad on a mobile phone.

    You're scrolling for days because theres so much content.

    A mobile site needs to be lightweight, small, and to the point.

    Logo
    Tap to call button
    Services
    Prices
    Contact info w/ map

    Not pages and pages of information crammed into a column to fit on to a mobile phone. It's probably just a plugin that "converts your site to a mobile phone" but does a bad job at it.

    It would be wise to show this business owner the differences between a proper mobile site, and that sad attempt at one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Hower
      Hi, agree with you about the design and content. I was just surprised about the technique I had not seen before.

      No I do not feel like convincing the business owner. I am not a missionary and I learned here that it it wiser to grab the low hanging fruit and not try to convince somebody that I can do better than him :rolleyes:


      Originally Posted by d0rhk View Post

      In my honest opinion, the site still looks bad on a mobile phone.

      You're scrolling for days because theres so much content.

      A mobile site needs to be lightweight, small, and to the point.

      Logo
      Tap to call button
      Services
      Prices
      Contact info w/ map

      Not pages and pages of information crammed into a column to fit on to a mobile phone. It's probably just a plugin that "converts your site to a mobile phone" but does a bad job at it.

      It would be wise to show this business owner the differences between a proper mobile site, and that sad attempt at one.
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  • Profile picture of the author RonBoyd
    Nothing new there really.

    It's a responsive theme using media queries in the css. The page, as you have said, will adapt to the screen size it is viewed on including mobile devices.

    If done with some for thought it is easy to have a totally different look for a mobile device and pick up on the native styling of mobile devices.

    Just do a search for Responsive themes or templates. This is the way to go if you are revamping or starting from scratch with a website.

    It is even possible to show or hide content based on device and with some careful thought loading times can be maximised for mobile too all on what would effectively be one website.

    However Mobile only sites do still have a place for all those people who are happy with their desktop site.

    So I don't see that it will kill mobile only developers well not for a good few years yet. But if any of my clients want to revamp their main website then I always sell them on a responsive design.

    Just my tuppence worth
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    • Profile picture of the author Valdor Kiebach
      Originally Posted by RonBoyd View Post

      Nothing new there really.

      It's a responsive theme using media queries in the css. The page, as you have said, will adapt to the screen size it is viewed on including mobile devices.

      If done with some for thought it is easy to have a totally different look for a mobile device and pick up on the native styling of mobile devices.

      Just do a search for Responsive themes or templates. This is the way to go if you are revamping or starting from scratch with a website.

      It is even possible to show or hide content based on device and with some careful thought loading times can be maximised for mobile too all on what would effectively be one website.

      However Mobile only sites do still have a place for all those people who are happy with their desktop site.

      So I don't see that it will kill mobile only developers well not for a good few years yet. But if any of my clients want to revamp their main website then I always sell them on a responsive design.

      Just my tuppence worth
      I would charge more for a responsive site than I would for a seperate 'mobile' site.
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      • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
        Didnt read the other posts, just the OP's, this is a javascript thing-sizeability to website. I think it works really well, for example on a 1024X768 you will be able to see below the fold a certain way and horizontally while a larger monitor you may see something different. However, with this it will size to how large your browser is which is awesome. I think implementing this on a website works really well. Also, implementing coding so your nav follows while you scroll down the page or a side nav follows down the page is great too.
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      • Profile picture of the author RonBoyd
        Originally Posted by Valdor Kiebach View Post

        I would charge more for a responsive site than I would for a seperate 'mobile' site.
        Your absolutely right and I do
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        • Profile picture of the author Minista
          This is done with CSS. But I think this it's not a good idea. There is too much content for mobile devices.

          Redirection script are so fast that normally we cannot see it.

          When the script is the first line after the header html tag, it's really super fast.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
            Originally Posted by Minista View Post

            When the script is the first line after the header html tag, it's really super fast.
            when it's server sided it's faster still as it will redirect before the first HTML tag has even rendered
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  • Profile picture of the author gabysanchez225
    In the future when you run into a client like this it's always good to check out the site live, right next to him. This bring to the surface simple problems like "too cluttered" or "too much scrolling involved" and makes lots of room for a sale!
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