Responsive theme

  • 007me



    Any plans to make this great theme responsive?



    After Updating the graphene neo mobile theme is appearing broken … last version 1.5 never showed problem … I have tried both mobile smart and AMTT plugins … I reinstalled everything …

    plz help as majority of my readers are on mobile




    So I will ask it differently 🙂

    Are you going to develop a new responsive theme with the quality of the Graphene?


    Kenneth John Odle


    dr_deb: Please do not hijack other threads with posts that have nothing to do with the topic.


    Just want to give my vote for a responsive Graphene 🙂 But completely understand that massive workload on the developers who have supported this theme for FREE for years.



    Graphene is not a Responsive Design, which Goggle recommends.

    That is correct 007

    In addition, perhaps the developers would consider offering a premium version with this feature, in some time line.


    Kenneth John Odle

    Graphene is not a Responsive Design, which Goggle recommends.

    Read this carefully:

    In the section entitled “Responsive web design” it says:

    Responsive web design is a technique to build web pages that alter how they look using CSS3 media queries. That is, there is one HTML code for the page regardless of the device accessing it, but its presentation changes using CSS media queries to specify which CSS rules apply for the browser displaying the page. You can learn more about responsive web design from this blog post by Google’s webmasters and in our recommendations.

    Using responsive web design has multiple advantages, including:

    • It keeps your desktop and mobile content on a single URL, which is easier for your users to interact with, share, and link to and for Google’s algorithms to assign the indexing properties to your content.
    • Google can discover your content more efficiently as we wouldn’t need to crawl a page with the different Googlebot user agents to retrieve and index all the content.

    In addition, this page:


    Our commitment to accessibility means we strive to provide a good browsing experience for all our users. We faced a stark choice between creating mobile specific websites, or adapting existing sites and new launches to render well on both desktop and mobile. Creating two sites would allow us to better target specific hardware, but maintaining a single shared site preserves a canonical URL, avoiding any complicated redirects, and simplifies the sharing of web addresses. With a mind towards maintainability we leant towards using the same pages for both, and started thinking about how we could fulfill the following guidelines:

    1. Our pages should render legibly at any screen resolution
    2. We mark up one set of content, making it viewable on any device
    3. We should never show a horizontal scrollbar, whatever the window size

    Graphene, out of the box, provides all of that: a single set of html with a single url. Unless you mess about with things or install a wonky plugin, you should never get a horizontal scrollbar on a mobile device. That is how Google is defining “responsiveness”—not merely adapting to any screen width (which is always terrible if somebody has a really wide monitor—they inevitably have to resize their browser window to maintain readability), but keeping things on one url and adapting its appearance using CSS.

    That said, if you want a true mobile experience, you should use Graphene Mobile, or Graphene Mobile Neo. But Graphene’s lack of “responsiveness” is not negatively impacting your ranking on Google.



    … and from experience I can recommend Graphene Mobile Neo as giving a pleasant mobile experience. As usual you may encounter the occasional plugin conflicts etc, but all I say is give it a try. It’s not expensive, and multisite.

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