Responsive Theme Now Live: Please Report Bugs

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As part of DomainInvesting.com’s rebranding and slight redesign, a responsive theme was pushed live this morning. This will allow people on a variety of browsers and resolutions to read the blog with more ease.

If you notice anything funky with the website, both on the desktop and mobile versions, please share it via comment. You may have to refresh your browser on your first visit because of caching, but if that doesn’t resolve the issue, I would really appreciate it if you could let me know.

As always, thank you so much for your feedback.

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    • Mike uses a special WordPress plugin that makes his site more mobile friendly.

      I’m not going to use that theme because it removes banners and advertising which are paid for by advertisers, and that isn’t fair to them.

    • Well, the reality is, mobile users of your site aren’t seeing your ads because we would have to contiously scroll to the right to view the ads (which none of us do).

      You should probably build a seperate mobile site, which would resolve at m.domaininvesting.com. Anything less than a true mobile site is ripping your advertisers off, especially with the ever-growing shift of aggregate web traffic going to mobilw devices.

    • If I wanted to do that, I could use a WordPress plug-in to optimize the mobile site.

      Advertisers know what they are getting and have not had any complaints about it. There’s more of an issue if I make a major change (like a plugin that removes ads) without any notice.

      Also, advertisers pay a flat fee and its not based on page views or traffic.

  1. I just wanted to clarify the challenges Elliot and I faced while making this site more responsive.

    The prior layout on ElliotsBlog.com was a fixed width designed by a previous developer. Even when we rebranded to DomainInvesting.com it was a fixed width. This was challenging for users who didn’t use the same resolution.

    We wanted to make sure as many users as possible could see as much of the site as possible.

    The challenge with this theme was to not only leave the sidebar in tact but to leave it at a certain width across all platforms and resolutions. This posed a challenge especially being a two column layout.

    Additionally we had to leave the advertiser spots in the locations in which they paid for.

    The solution was to make the theme responsive down to a certain resolution then serve the full width to mobile users knowing some mobile devices automatically adjust the layout for us.

    It’s not the perfect solution but it’s the best compromise considering the challenges we had to address and certainly is better than a fixed width for everybody.

    We appreciate all feedback so let us know if something is not appearing correctly for you.

    • It’s more responsive than it was . . . The approach is unique. Responsive often means, mobile first, then it has to fill out the big screens. I like what you are doing better than sites with fat images which take up 2/3 of the screen, which are being promoted as responsive themes. It’s hard to find nice responsive themes.

      Most tuck the 2nd column UNDER the first column. What choice do your advertisers have? They can always be above the fold on desktop. At least they APPEAR on the mobile version, with scrolling, with a true responsive theme with no scrolling.

      It’s a new era in design. It’s tricky. With a smartphone, pages have to load fast, be pleasing, and can’t be cluttered with advertisements. Maybe you should charge more, because the ads appear on more screens, once you get up and running! 🙂

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