By Kate Riley February 19, 2012

Well you asked, I delivered.

When I asked for tips on better site navigation last week, several of you emailed me asking for me to make the site compatible for mobile devices.  I confess, I was a little confused and not sure what that looked like – then Dana sent me an example of a mobile friendly blog layout and the light bulb went on, oh that !  Thanks Dana!

It took some research but I figured it out. So for those of you who enjoy your blog reading on a mobile device, whether it’s an iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, etc. there’s a new service in town when you visit CG – a mobile friendly one.

Here’s what you’ll now see on an iPad:

ipad dropdown menu


Notice how you’ll have immediate access to all the recent articles in chronological order for quick reading, and all the other good stuff is right at your fingertips too for when you’re away from your desktop.  And look, there’s a drop down easily navigable menu – sweet!

The same look on the iPhone too, very finger friendly menus for all of you.

cg on iphone


And if for any reason you prefer to look at the site on your mobile device like it appears on your desktop, no worries, simply turn off the Mobile Theme in the footer:

mobile theme on off


I’ll be adding a social media page next, for whenever you want to connect on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest via your mobile device.  Also I’ve only tested in on the Apple products so let me know if you see anything wonky on the others…

Happy surfing!

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  1. Very cool, Kate!

  2. If you ever want to put together a tutorial on making a site mobile friendly, we’ll not complain! Haven’t the foggiest how to start on a project like that. Excited to check it out on the iPhone. Thanks!

    • Hi Anne, I had that same problem, you have to shut the device off to completely refresh as far as I can tell…. let me know if simply doing a new search and then clicking on the site brings it back!

  3. Anne,
    I also turned the mobile theme off and when I scrolled down to the very bottom of the normal page there was a choice to choose mobile again. However it was not highlighted but still worked!

  4. How awesome! I’m a big fan and I share your articles and projects with my co-workers and customers all the time. (I work at a craft store!) Now I can actually show them on my phone. It will help give them a visual. Thanks!

    • Hey Jessica, there’s a button to click in the footer – that gets you to the main site format and turns off the Mobile Theme.

  5. I am with Jessica. The button at the bottom does not work for me either. A message pops up saying I have selected the mobile site after I have turned it off.

    • Hi Paula and Jessica, so sorry for the frustration …. I’ll check in with the Plugin site to see what the glitch is….

  6. I prefer the normal layout on my iPad, but when I click ‘off’ it refreshes to the same page, that is it refreshes but returns to mobile mode :(

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