On the summer 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.
If a drag-and-drop builder that features parallax and video backgrounds is more your thing, the Divi theme might be the one.
There are loads of free responsive themes around, 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?
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
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.