19 Aug 15 11:18 pm
Happy to clarify for you, Ruby: Affilotheme is NOT "responsive".
But please make sure that you know what "responsive" actually means. It means that the elements of the page adjust and rearrange as the viewport size changes (as your screen gets smaller) so that the content all fits.
Affilotheme is NOT responsive.
BUT, people using mobile devices ARE able to view websites created with AffiloTheme without having to scroll from side to side, or pinch to zoom. That's because it comes with a built-in version for mobile.
The squeeze pages are the exception to this rule. They do not come with a mobile friendly version. We're currently recommending that people use a plugin like Thrive Content Builder to create responsive squeeze pages, if you're worried about it.
(We'll actually be including this for free for AffiloJetpack members in the coming months.)
I know that "responsive" is the fashionable buzzword these days, but I attended a conference recently where it was argued that responsive isn't always the optimal solution for mobile. It can actually be better to have a mobile version that behaves more like an app.
The reason being is that a lot of the things we do in a desktop layout just don't make sense in a mobile environment. For instance, if your main call to action is "contact us", in a desktop environment you might prompt people to email you, but on a phone it makes more sense to have a "call us" button that uses the functionality available in the phone.
Likewise, sometimes the layout just doesn't make sense, even when it does resize. You can do a whole lot of showing and hiding stuff based on screen size, but that can get bloated. Sometimes you might be better to just create a mobile version from scratch.
I'm just putting that out there for anyone who is hung up on the idea that "responsive is better than a mobile version" idea. Technically not necessarily true.
Having said that, AffiloTheme should still really be responsive :) We're working on it.