Many webmasters face the age old problem that when their site is browsed from any smartphone or any mobile device, then it doesn’t look good. Websites are mostly targeted towards desktop user’s. But we must not forget the fact that there are many visitors browsing the site from their mobile devices also. Thus, the need for optimizing the site. Handheld, a plugin from Elegant themes creates an alternate design that improves the overall mobile browsing experience.
This alternate design is only shown to your users when they visit your website from a mobile device. This plugin works perfectly for Android, iPhone iOS, Blackberry and any other phone. It will automatically detect the mobile device and will display that alternate (responsive) design which this plugin creates. It will also adjust to landscape mode when the phone is rotated at 90 degrees.
This is really a great way to optimize your WordPress based site for enhanced mobile experience. Handheld can be called as mobile theme but it’s basically just a plugin and therefore it can be used for just any theme.
Handheld theme features:
- Mobile Optimized/friendly: This plugin is optimized for mobile devices. The design is responsive and can adapt to any screen size.
- HTML5/CSS3 Coded: The theme is built using modern coding techniques, and performs great on modern smartphones.
- Smooth Ajax Loading: This theme features seamless ajax loading techniques that allow your visitors to load additional posts without refreshing the entire page.
- Unlimited Colorschemes: Easily adjust the background color of the theme from within the plugin’s options page.
- Theme Options page: Managing this plugin is easy using the plugin options page from your WordPress Dashboard.
- Smartphone compatible: This plugin can work for just any mobile device, be it iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Bada or any other device
- Gallery layout: This can come in handy if you would like to showcase a portfolio of your work.
Elegant themes membership costs $39. This gives you access to all the themes and plugins. It’s like a club package with support included.