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Pagelines framework nav isn't really attractive when mobile

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kracker

Why do we have to pay for a responsive nav plugin? Shouldn't be a natural part of the theme? Woothemes and most responsive frameworks this is standard and thoughtful with mobile menus.

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Jenny
You have a few options. 1. You can use the [url="http://www.pagelines.com/store/plugins/mobile-menu/"]Mobile Menu plugin[/url] (as you've noticed). 2. You can write your own CSS for mobile menus using the free [url="http://www.pagelines.com/store/plugins/browser-css/"]Browser Specific CSS[/url] plugin. 3. You can disable the Mobile Optimized View at WP -> PageLines -> Layout Editor -> Disable Mobile Optimized View. I use # 3. It is the easiest and it looks great on all devices.

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gsibert
I'm a fan of pagelines but have been away for a bit on some projects that didn't fit with pagelines. Anyway I am now working with the new framework and at first glance it seemed awesome but now that I'm getting into it, the whole responsive bit is sloppy. None of the themes in the store render nicely on a phone. the images seem to crop, not really re-size, kind of a hybrid actually. The pagelines demo doesn't look good on my phone and I had asked a question on FB why none of the battleground themes seem to be responsive, all fixed width... Now I am understanding why. Getting depressed here. Can someone show me a pagelines theme that is actually working good on multiple devices? Without having to build custom css for each device which kind of defeats the purpose of a responsive design framework. I mean even your site simplemama.com (which is super cute) doesn't use any responsive design...

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Lynn759
I am also disappointed with Pagelines on mobile devices. I agree with Simple Mama that disabling the mobile view is the best option. Writing your own custom css for mobile devices can be time consuming and that time could be better spent if the theme work out of the box on mobile devices. Even the pagelines site has issues on mobile devices. Most of the site looks ok on the iPhone (with custom css) but look how this page is jumbled up. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/hrb1m.png[/IMG] With so many mobile devices having a theme that works well is important if you want your site to look professional.

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Jenny
@gsibert I understand what you're saying completely. From my point of view (since you mentioned my site - thanks!), is that I don't [i]want[/i] my site to be responsive. I want it to look the same, all the time. I selected that by choice. :) @Lynn759 I have asked the developers to fix the iPhone display issues previously. I hope they can figure it out and do something. That is why I have chosen to disable mobile optimized view (I only have an iPhone to test). If you have a suggestion or improvement request, you can create a ticket at [url="http://pagelines.com/tracking/pagelinesframework"]http://pagelines.com/tracking/pagelinesframework[/url]. These tickets go directly to the developers.

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kense
I've disabled the mobile optimized view in the layout editor, and it still doesn't like YouTube videos embedded in my blog posts (I haven't tested extensively, but the YouTube videos jump out at me because they're so far off the mark). Feel free to view my blog on an iPhone and see for yourself. http://kense.co.uk Hope someone can sort it / assist?

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Jenny
Try setting them within a div to see if that helps.

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kennyb
I just noticed the same thing with Frameworks. The two websites I've build already do NOT look or work well for mobile (I use an iPhone) I did shut off the mobile button but the nav is crushed up and the pages are cut off. www.tristanohs.com www.rinewport.com

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WebWerx
Make life simple and get WPTouch. There is a free version to try... If you like it go Pro. It's the only way to deal with the PL Framework as it is simply too robust to view well on a mobile device. Okay on an iPad, etc....

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catrina
@WebWerx I've never heard of WPTouch but thanks for the suggestion. This may come in handy for other customers who are experiencing mobile issues.

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Designer | Catrina Dulay

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