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

  1. smcdonal
    Posted 1 year ago #


    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.

  2. CrouchingBruin
    Posted 1 year ago #

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

  3. smcdonal
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Actually, I saw it here:
    But thank you for the answer.

  4. Andrew
    Bawk bawk moderator
    Posted 1 year 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
    Posted 1 year 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:



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



    Good luck!

  8. smcdonal
    Posted 1 year 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.

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