Gridbox Mobile Editor! Responsive Website with Gridbox is Easy

Responsive Editor Released

Dear Friends, today we are incredibly glad to present you a new version of Joomla website builder Gridbox 1.1.0. And today we want to present you our unbelievable update - Mobile Editor.

    Mobile Editor - Responsive Website with Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

    It makes no sense to talk about the importance of Mobile Friendly Sites. Smartphones, tablets not only become a part of our lives, we almost couldn't imagine modern life without them. For checking the mail, writing a message to a friend on social networks, enquire the weather, etc we use the smartphone. Even this blog post is written using a smartphone.



    When we were working on a new version of Gridbox, we established only one goal – to give our customers the possibility to improve the site's display on mobile devices: tablets and smartphones.

      Responsive Breakpoints

      Device View is an unbelievable option, that allows you to view actually in Gridbox editor, how the site will be looking on tablet or smartphone.

        Responsive View - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

        When you will update Gridbox to the new version, the new icon "Device View" in the upper right corner of the editor will be available for you. Clicking the icon "Device View" you will have to select: Desktop (Laptop), Tablet or Smartphone. 



        Choosing a Tablet or Smartphone, you will be redirected to the Mobile Editor, where you could set up your website for mobile devices.

          Responsive Editor Options

          Since the first version, Gridbox is adaptive for mobile devices. As previously noted, the main goal was to give a possibility to improve the site's display on mobile devices.

            Based on your comments and our experience received in the creation of themes for Gridbox, we have marked two categories of options that are needful for creating amazing Mobile Friendly sites:


            • Options for editing the mobile menu
            • Options for editing the text sizev




            Mobile Menu



            Now you can set up the appearance of a mobile menu in imitation of your site's style. Perhaps, it's one of the most awaited options. It's available for you a possibility to customize the background color, the color and the size of menu items. Briefly, you can now make special menus and most importantly, make it without writing any lines of code.

            Mobile Menu - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

            Font Options



            One of the most frequent problems of sites displaying on mobile devices was fonts. Usually, the font size was the biggest of the needful. In several, this is the case of the slideshow plugin. The captions weren't placed on the mobile device screen.



            With a new version of Gridbox, you can customize the font size for each device, Tablet or Smartphone. And of course, the process of setting is in real-time, the results of setting you can see on the Responsive editor page.

            Video Background on Mobile

            Video Background is an integral part of modern websites, making the site more attractive. Gridbox allows creating video background. You can set up a video for the section, rows or columns with two clicks. 



            But, unfortunately, video backgrounds don't work on mobile devices. In general, you can find tutorials on the internet, where you will find a description of how to replace the video background on the picture using CSS.



            We are going to easier way, now under the background options, available new option "Image for Mobile". With the option you can upload the picture that will be displayed on mobile devices and replace the video background, isn't that cool? Just select the picture, that's all.

            Hide on Mobile

            Sometimes, webmasters need to hide the part of the content on mobile devices.



            If you don’t want to display some part of your site on mobile devices, you can use the option "Hide on Mobile". The option is available for the section, rows and columns.



            Usually, webmasters use this option if the page is very long and want to display the most interesting information to improve usability on mobile devices.

            Access Control List

            Another very useful feature of Gridbox 1.1.0 is ACL (Access Control List). ACL allows providing certain functionality to chosen Joomla user groups.



            To set ACL options, you need to visit Gridbox administrative panel, at the right top corner click on the button "Options".

            Conclusion

            In the conclusion, we want to say that Gridbox made a serious step in development, the Responsive editor allows you to easily improve the site displaying on your mobile devices. We are continued to work on Gridbox, and relatively soon await the new options and new plugins. If you have any propositions, we will be glad to read them. 

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