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current CC website format vs Responsive Design

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Created on: 03/08/16 02:53 PM Views: 907 Replies: 8
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 2:53 PM

Moving forward: will CC continue to support non-Responsive Design websites? Inquiring now in case this will happen sometime in the future.
Thank you.
PS: to those Admin who switched to Responsive Design: your websites appear so clear and uncluttered. Our website was basically created using an iPad. My career often takes me to remote locations - with no PC available. Can someone clarify if switching to creating Responsive Design is possible using an iPad? Thank you.

Edited 03/08/16 2:55 PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 3:16 PM - Response #1

Hi Elena,

non-responsive designs will still be allowed to exist on the system. The main benefit for responsive designs is the increased use of Tablets and Smart Phones. If your users are primarily using desktop/laptop computers they should have no problem using the system.

Class Creator Support

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 4:09 PM - Response #2

Hey Jessica,

I just went into my responsive design web site and everything appears to be there on my iPad that was on the laptop when I converted it. I didn't use the iPad to do the conversion, but it looks fine to me.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 4:21 PM - Response #3

Thank you, Jessica. A potential design change will depend on how long it takes to update our website.

Thanks, Johnny - exclusively I access our website using smart phone or iPad. Responsive Design has a clean look.
Might try, if Responsive Design can be created on an iPad.

Edited 03/13/16 2:31 PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 4:45 PM - Response #4

That all depends on your screen size, device and page contents.

On a full size 1920x1080 PC screen, the layout is too wide and difficult to read if there is a lot of text. There's a reason columns are used on many sites (like a newspaper). IOW, it looks like both empty (too much white space around images) and too busy in terms of text width.

There are also many 'gotchas' that some are now discovering. It's easy to make the site "non-responsive" using common widgets and other common layouts because the CC editor is not aware of responsive design layout controls.

I recommend viewing a site on a full PC screen as well as a smaller screen. It's easy to switch back and forth to see both types of layouts.

But it can look fine if one puts the work required into the design changes. Wink

Elena Giannasio wrote:

Responsive Design has a clean look.
Might try, if Responsive Design can be created on an iPad.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:50 PM - Response #5

Thanks,Jack - your class website is inspiring. However, I haven't used a PC in a long time. When able to use a PC, will investigate. I'm not at all well-versed in tech speak!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:21 PM - Response #6

Happy to hear CC will continue supporting the non-responsive design. I haven't switched to the Responsive Design for the reason Jack mentions: easily readable text on a full PC is an absolute must for me. My eyes get quickly fatigued reading the text on some of the responsive design sites I've visited. Too far for the eye to travel before going to the next line.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 1:23 PM - Response #7

Here's a question. If I change to Responsive design on a PC and then I do not like the way things look, is it easy (or even possible) to change back to non-responsive? Will an event created in non-responsive design look the same in responsive?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 1:07 PM - Response #8

Barbara - Yes, simply go back to the Change Design page, select the View Legacy Designs link and reselect from the list.

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