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Wix offers several options to ensure that your website always looks great, on both desktop and mobile. 

 

Use the built-in guidelines, or add some of your own, via the 'Rulers and Guides' button at the top of the Editor, to test and verify that your site looks the way you want  it to on different computer and tablet screen sizes. Sites do not automatically adjust to screen size, so play around to get the right proportions for you.

 

Wix templates are also optimized for view on smartphone devices. Any changes you make in the Desktop Editor are automatically reflected in the Mobile Editor.

 

You can adjust your mobile site layout and even hide certain elements from view. Any changes that you make in the Mobile Editor will not be reflected in the Desktop Editor This allows you to create a better mobile experience for your site visitors. Click here for more information or view the tutorial below:

Feel free to vote for this feature request in this thread.
 
To read about our feature updates, please click here.

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  • junoteardrop

    Replied by junoteardrop July 10, 2014

    I VOTE FOR THIS FEATURE! AND YOU SHOULD TOO!  IMPLEMENT RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN!

    WIX REALLYREALLY needs to fix this issue of screen resolution size of your website being different from device to device or browser to browser.  We as WIX customers/users have created websites in order to reach out to our target audience and make their online experience a better one than they can find elsewhere. But in fact, this limitation of screen resolution size and Responsive Web Design or, RWD, is not only severely hindering ALL of our websites potential but is also creating instances were it is hurting it more than you may know!

    For example.. 

    A small business owner of an HD Commercial audio/visual company created a WIX site with the aim of (1) displaying all of their advanced new products online, and (2) Being able to bring cutting edge A/V technology to all customers. 

    Firstly, the number of computer users who still use old large-scale 5:4 monitors are incredibly out numbered versus the users who use modern HD monitors. So catering to old technology is not only very unintelligent, it is also setting yourself up for failure, which makes arguing that aspect of this issue almost a moot point. And in doing so would lead to website; Customer(s) Lost. Perhaps the website/company owner decides to be up-to-date with the times by creating the website and makes it a standard resolution of 720p (not at all to high/or low of a resolution by any means) on their desktop Chrome browser, and when the finished product is presented to a potential client on a FireFox browser all the boxes/text/picture/font/footers/background/media elements of the WIX site are so incredibly askew, it looks like a 7th grader put it together. Needless to say that meeting will not go well. Customer(s) Lost.  By the far fetched chance that the website owner decides this time that making the site 'iPhone width' was the wiser decision, what kind of impression does it give their Tech-savvy site visitors when they discover that this "cutting edge" A/V website is ONLY viewable in that resolution? Ill tell you what kind of an impression it gives, an AWFUL one! The site visitors (as all of you reading this) would automatically assume that the A/V company is NOT AT ALL on the cutting edge of technology because it is not even capable of displaying their own website for the world to see in a high definition resolution. Customer(s) Lost.  Yet another instance where the company suffers due to their WIX site lacking proper responsive web designs, would be when the A/V company/website owners make the choice to, again, be in high definition resolution despite their past mishaps. Now, as in the past, visitors will now come face to face with, what would seem to them, as an extremely unkempt and poorly constructed website (depending on browser/device/computer monitor/internet they use).  BUT this time they will be confronted with "tips" such as "This site is best viewed with xx and in xx resolution," as well as instructions for their site visitors to appease this flaw. Needless to say, 99.997% of the website visitors will not only abandon that remedy, but will in fact abandon the site all together (Let's face it, as computer users we VERY rarely ever put that much effort into viewing a website. Heck, we do not even venture onto the 3rd page of a Google search before we give up that search and type in new search criteria!)  Customer(s) Lost.  Let us for a second assume that by some crazy stretch of the imagination the company/website owner has a target audience that is much older than the young computer-literate generation?  Do you (WIX) really think that 50% of 75 year old visitors to a website will be able to remedy an issue as dire, and complicated as this one? That this specific audience will be able to download a preferred browser, and then navigate into their computers control panel and alter the screen resolution just to see a website? In short, NO they won't. That audience will quickly (like we all would) become so frustrated that they, like many others had done before them before them, just give up on the site entirely. Customer(s) Lost.

    Though this was a hypothetical scenario, I hope all of the WIX users out there can see the problems that this shortcoming can cause. I also hope we remain adamant about solving this giant problem, all he while, I ALSO HOPE THAT WIX comes to a realization that something needs to be done about this and fast! 

    If you do search for this issue specifically in Google, you will find that this has been A PROBLEM SINCE 2011!! Which is ludicrous! The WIX development team needs to quit spending so much time creating fancy picture gallery effects and useless apps that do not work, and start solving some real customer relevant issues!!  It can't be extremely difficult to implement specific/prefered screen resolutions and responsive web design capabilities, after all, more than 96% of the internet's web pages are HTML5 and responsive web design compatible. In conclusion, WIX we all hope you fix this, and fast!

  • a12829

    Replied by a12829 July 10, 2014

    I vote for this feature.
    Albin

  • rodrigomaclea8

    Replied by rodrigomaclea8 July 7, 2014

    Vote for this

  • jimmysawh

    Replied by jimmysawh July 7, 2014

    responsive websites

    please create responsive web templates.

    • Nicole Wix Team Wix Team

      Replied by Nicole Wix Team July 8, 2014

      Hi Jimmy,

      I have merged your post into this thread.

      We will update it as soon as we have news :)

      Thanks, Nicole,
  • pmonteiroreports

    Replied by pmonteiroreports July 5, 2014

    Will Wix be offering a responsive design? I am not looking particularly on issues with smart phones but with users who uses large screens in desktops. Thank you.

    • shayb7 Wix Team

      Replied by shayb7 July 5, 2014

      Hi,

       

      This feature is on our development roadmap and will be built in order of priority. Priority is based on the popularity of our Wishlist items.
       

      To read about our feature updates, please click here.

      You can also suggest and vote for new features on the Wix wishlist here.
       

      If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

  • pmonteiroreports

    Replied by pmonteiroreports July 5, 2014

    Screen resolution

    I have noticed that the wix tool works best if the visitor uses a 920px resolution in its screen. Some friends have pointed the fact that when using other resolutions the site has a different formatting, and only the top part of the screen is occupied. I have experienced the same problem in other screens: the site does not fill the entire screen and thus pictures appear with very small size. Any way of setting-up the website for different screen resolutions?

    • Yotam Wix Team

      Replied by Yotam July 5, 2014

      Hi pmonteiroreports,

      I've merged your post with this thread regarding the issue. Please read the above 'Best Reply'.

       

      Thanks,

      Yotam Wix Team
  • i92079

    Replied by i92079 July 3, 2014

    Hi, your sites are far too narrow in the middle for todays market despite what you say re mobile compatibility etc.. In fact all other sites are now going with responsive templates which DONT need anything else done to show perfectly on mobiles etc.. in fact with your templates.. unless you go make a separate mobile version.. your auto mobile variation of the sites does not work properly and the sites then look like S on mobiles.. and that is exactly what you should be promoting with these templates.. Its amazing you have so many great templates but are so far behind re responsive ones???

    Thanks David

    • Anat Wix Team

      Replied by Anat July 4, 2014

      Hi David,

      We thank you for your feedback.

      As mentioned in the "best reply" indeed, Wix templates are not responsive at the moment. 

      If you need any assistance or guidance with your specific sites, we would be more than glad to give you recommendations if you provide us with specific examples.

      Thanks and we await your reply

      Anat - Wix Team
  • WixSEO | WixPros.com

    Replied by WixSEO | WixPros.com June 22, 2014

    Really getting about to my limit on control of option to develop in any direction I want calling or emailing any potential business or individual...  My emails don't get a reply now.. rhetorical reasoning I know.  I want to know why now.. even though it was predictable. 

    Hampton Fillingame WixPros.com WixPros@Outlook.com 770.431.162
    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y June 22, 2014

      Please elaborate since the question is not clear enough - specify what you are trying to accomplish and what features lack on the way?

       

      Thank you in advance.

      All the best, Or
  • alphasocialmedia

    Replied by alphasocialmedia June 21, 2014

    I vote for this feature too.. please let me know when you have it..

    • ariadned

      Replied by ariadned June 21, 2014

      Thanks for your vote, alphasocialmedia.

      We'll make sure to update this thread if we have any news regarding the development.

      Best,

      Ariadne - Wix Team
  • mail4divani

    Replied by mail4divani June 11, 2014

    So please check my regular design. This not the preview and not the desktop google chrome preview. Kindly advice.

    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina June 11, 2014

      Hey, 

      I was able to see the issue your are referring to. Please note that the background adjusts to the device you are using, the text boxes do not resize in the same way. 

      I recommend you to change the background image for your site and let us know if the issue persists. 

      Thanks, 

      Alina, Wix Support Team

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