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[resolved] Coraline: Not Recognizing Devices (8 posts)

  1. smcdonal
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hello,

    I'm new to WordPress and have just started a redesign of our website. I saw were Coraline is a responsive theme and it does work when I re-sized my browser but it doesn't seem to recognize any device when I go to the site. (wordpress.sctylib.org). I did try a couple of other themes (2012, 2011) and they did recognize the devices. I tried disabling all of my plug-ins and went back to the original Coraline theme (I'm running a child theme of Coraline). If anyone could point me in the right direction: Am I wrong about the theme being responsive or is there something I'm missing, I would be grateful.
    Thank you.
    Sean

  2. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I don't know where you saw that Coraline is a responsive theme, but it is definitely not a responsive theme.

  3. smcdonal
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Actually, I saw it here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/responsive-13?replies=3
    But thank you for the answer.

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Yeah I probably didn't know the difference between Responsive and Fluid back then. It isn't "Responsive".

  5. While Coraline - launched back in 2010 - has a fluid width and header that both resize at smaller screen sizes - I wouldn't call it responsive in that it doesn't include media queries, which is what would control and optimize the layout at various screen sizes. Hope that clarifies things.

  6. smcdonal
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Thank you CrouchingBruin, Andrew, and Kathryn for clarifying things. At first I thought it wasn't responsive but I saw that topic and it threw me off because I wasn't sure of the difference between fluid and responsive. I'm still a bit old school with web design stuff.:)

  7. No problem, it can be tricky!

    If you wanted to keep using Coraline but still have good options for mobile devices, you could either install a mobile plugin, or write your own media queries - you'd learn a lot, I'm sure. ;-)

    Here are some resources that explain the differences between fluid and responsive design:

    http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/24406/what-is-the-exact-difference-between-fluid-and-responsive-design

    http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/whats-the-difference-between-fixed-fluid-adaptive-and-responsive-web-design-treehouse

    You can learn more about using media queries that target certain screen sizes here:

    http://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/media-queries-for-standard-devices/

    http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/responsive-design-with-css3-media-queries

    Good luck!

  8. smcdonal
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Thank you Kathryn. Besides liking the Coraline theme, one of the main reasons I picked it was because you're of such great help to everyone in the support threads.
    I will definitely check the above links out. I'm on a pretty tight deadline with this project so I might have to go with a mobile plugin or something relatively quick for now but using media queries might be a good next project to learn about and work on.
    Sean

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