Why Your Wix Mobile Site Looks a Little Different from Your Desktop Site

3 Jul 2014

Having a Wix website means we are very lucky to have editing tools for both a desktop (also laptop) website, and an editor for how the site displays on mobile devices.  The tool for the mobile device version is found at the top of the editing screen, on the left, in the black bar, between the monitor icon and the drop down list of pages.

 

A Wix mobile site is not simply a miniaturized version of your desktop website. It is a completely different display – which is logical, considering that a desktop version displays on a horizontal monitor, while a mobile version is configured to display on a vertical screen.

 

Due to these size and orientation differences, some difference in design will also occur. Instead of having the same menu bar, for example, on the mobile version, you have a button at the top of the display that when clicked will unfold a link list of your pages.

 

Other design features in the header at the top of your desktop version may need to be discarded or differently positioned in the mobile version.  This helps the mobile version load quickly and – because mobile users are more impatient than desktop viewers – a quicker load is a good thing.  On other pages, space filler boxes and pictures may also be discarded or hidden as irrelevant for the mobile visitor.

 

Fonts, photos, and buttons that are appropriately sized for a desktop monitor, can be – and if I have activated your mobile version, will be – adjusted for a more visually comfortable size on a handheld device.

 

Fortunately, the adjustments made in the mobile device editor do not impact the layout or content of the desktop version at all.  This is especially good for pages with columns of content on the desktop version which on the mobile may need to be reorganized to make the best sense.

 

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BTW, you can visit the site used in this post's graphic at

RazielBearn.wix.com/memoir1

 

 

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