Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing background overhead, part of Dreamweaver and WordPress: Building Mobile Sites.
One of the most common mistakes a Web designer can make when creating a mobile…stylesheet for tablets, is to think it's almost exactly the same screen size as a Desktop.…While that's true, what follows: that you can pretty much leave everything in place, is not.…Background images are a somewhat hidden issue.…Because bandwidth is generally on the upswing, it's become common to use really…large graphics when creating backgrounds for Desktop sites.…While the screen sizes of tablets and Desktops are pretty close -- how long ago…were you designing for an 800 by 600 screen? Not that long, right?…The use of bandwidth is not that close.…
Don't forget that tablets are mobile, and thus they are downloading over Wi-Fi,…sometimes in remote, heavily shared locations.…You need to scale back your background images as much as possible.…Take, for example, our background for the TPA site.…Let me show it to you in Fireworks; my graphics program of choice. And here you…can see, by looking at the file size in the lower right-hand corner, that it's a…
- Setting up an existing WordPress site
- Targeting configurable site elements
- Setting up media queries
- Preparing for adaptive images
- Styling a blog for tablets
- Restructuring navigation for different-sized displays
- Developing a WordPress site for phones
Skill Level Intermediate
Dreamweaver and WordPress: Core Conceptswith Joseph Lowery5h 44m Intermediate
1. Preparing Your Site to Go Mobile
Understanding media queries3m 50s
2. Retrofitting for Multiple Screens
3. Implementing a Full Mobile Redesign Strategy
4. Styling a Blog for Tablets
5. Developing a WordPress Site for Phones
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