August 8th, 2015

planet is now mobile-friendly: an illustrated history from geocities to today

I accomplished something this week: finally got to a new years resolution to make my homepage mobile-friendly. It was a struggle, friends. I wanted to keep it simple but the world seemed... not simple. I wondered if I should go to wordpress or install some other huge CMS. I found all these templates with "installation instructions".

Finally I found this tutorial by Mat Helme: Create an Absolute Basic Mobile CSS Responsive Navigation Menu

It involved abandoning my very long held menu > submenu navigation. but a very high percentage of my visitors now come directly to sub pages through links and searches - it's rare to start out at the homepage. and if there's any confusion there's a search box on top of the page. so I made it work, and here it is today: Collapse )