On the to-do list is making my site responsive. I’ve been thinking about it for a year or so, the usual story of client projects coming first.
The layout here is obviously simple, so it’s alright when viewed on a mobile, but not ideal. I don’t actually mind viewing full screen versions of websites on my phone — especially when mobile layouts make it tough to find what I’m looking for.
Illustration via Psdblast
Anyway, in case you’re in the same boat, there are a couple of nice looking WordPress themes for sale on Northeme, and here are a few on ThemeForest that could be a good fit for design portfolios and blogs.
- Playne ($38)
- Everything ($63)
- JRNY ($43)
- BlogBox ($38)
- Greenwich Village ($40)
- Orb ($40)
- Omm ($45)
- Koi ($45)
There are loads of free responsive themes, but you tend to get what you pay for.
I might just keep the design similar to the current layout, except wider, with larger fluid images, a font update, a responsive grid for the portfolio, and a single column layout for mobile.
Do you know any WordPress specialists currently available?
Here are a few responsive design resources:
- Building smartphone-optimised websites, on Google Developers (2013)
- Responsive Web Design, the book, by Ethan Marcotte, reviewed on the Mule blog
- 9 basic principles of responsive web design (2014)
- Responsive web design, on A List Apart (2010)
- Responsive web design: what it is and how to use it, on Smashing Magazine (2011)
- 25 responsive web design tools, on Creative Bloq (2013)
- Create a responsive web design with media queries, on Line25 by Chris Spooner (2012)
Frank Chimero’s new site is a nice example of simple, responsive design: Another.