December 20th, 2016
Best Ways to Make a Mobile Compatible Drupal Website
Drupal is a website building tool that you can use in order make your own website. It is called a CMS (Content Management System) and it allows people to create websites, even if they have no prior web programming knowledge. It is one of the more popular CMS tools online at the moment and allows people to achieve a high level of customization with their website.
The Drupal CMS is open source which means that you can use it for free. All you need to do is install the tool and you can start building web pages right away. It is currently the third most popular CMS program in America.
A Drupal site may be made mobile compatible
There are a lot of Smartphones out there at the moment, and mobile websites are becoming more and more common as a result. That is why it is so good that you are able to turn your Drupal website into a mobile compatible one. You will be better able to maintain your viewership if you make your website mobile compatible, because the people who know about your website from their desktop computer, will be able to access your site on their mobile phones.
Try custom domain names
This is a nice way of making your website mobile Internet compatible. All you need to do is create a whole new version of your website. You pick a domain name that is similar to yours but different. For example, if yours is “funnycats.com” then you could create a new one called “funnycats.net”.
You then build your new mobile website onto the new domain. You can even buy programs or use modules that will switch a user to the right web domain depending upon which Internet browser they are using.
Doing it this way means that you have to build two websites, but it is the price you pay for getting into the world of mobile Internet. The programs that detect the web browser are very good at directing people to the correct site very quickly, so even if a desktop user types in the domain name of your mobile website, he or she will be directed to the desktop website within seconds.
You can try using responsive themes
Drupal is a very flexible and customizable CMS, so if you are thinking of making your site mobile website friendly, then picking Drupal in order to do it is a good start. A responsive theme is the cornerstone of a dynamic website. The screen size, fonts and even images will change depending upon what device is being used to view the website.
A responsive theme will even remove page items (technically it is covering them up) in order to make the web page fit the screen size without being cramped. You can actually find a lot of responsive themes online, which means that you do not need to make your own. But, the principle and process is not as difficult as it sounds.
If you were developing a responsive (known as dynamic) website, then you first need the program that detects what browser is being used. This helps the website optimize for the most likely screen size. You then need to program the web page to remove certain items and change certain items and sizes when different browsers are used.
Your best bet is to find a responsive theme to use, making sure you trust the developer, and then customize it to a very high degree. Lots of responsive themes are highly customizable, so it should not be problem to customize it in any way. In this way you can make your desktop Drupal site into a dynamic mobile website too.
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