Be able to edit the mobile version separately from the desktop version

Status: New Idea
by NMA on ‎11-22-2016 01:42 PM - last edited on ‎11-23-2016 08:46 AM by Community Manager

Hi there,

This is very important, because my name looks perfect on desktop website & BULKY on MOBILE website.



by danielpeter
on ‎11-25-2016 10:01 AM

We actually shouldn't have to edit separately for mobile.


Theoretically, the newer Weebly themes are responsive. However, in my experience, even the responsive themes do not have responsive elements. 


Title, text, image, spacer, and most other elements don't scale/respond for mobile. The divs do stack but that's about the extent of it. 


Bottom line, Weebly is not fully responsive even for its "responsive" themes like Birdseye. 

by Creature
‎11-28-2016 02:43 PM - edited ‎11-28-2016 02:46 PM

I completely agree. They are touting responsive themes without really providing the service.


Here's my beautiful Weebly Mobile site, and no I did not zoom in, this is literally what it looks like on any phone.



Here are examples of people that chose other site editors and hosts for their websites (NOT WEEBLY SITES). These are only a few and they all use different site builders. I could easily get 50 examples of shops that look as good as these. Weebly has the worst mobile site I have ever seen. 




by danielpeter
on ‎11-28-2016 03:24 PM

@Creature is correct. The lack of mobile responsiveness is not really apparent to Weebly subscribers until they've done all the design work on their site. Then, when they start reviewing on mobile, only then do they find out that Weebly has misrepresented the responsive capabilities of their platform. 


And as far far back as 2014 Weebly was saying this:






Weebly either needs to stop claiming that their responsive themes are "consistent between the web and mobile views" or they need to get this fixed. It's embarrassing. 

by Creature
‎11-28-2016 03:27 PM - edited ‎11-28-2016 03:28 PM

@danielpeter  Thank you so much for your input and for pointing out the false advertising. Weebly needs to address its shortcomings and stop trying to con top tier paying customers into buying into higher plans and follow through with what they are already supposed to be offering to those of us that already paid for their services as advertised.

by makingamark
‎12-05-2016 01:44 AM - edited ‎12-05-2016 01:45 AM

My website looks absolutely fine on both desktop and mobile.


Your examples look to me as if maybe you've not resized your images for the web BEFORE the responsiveness kicks in.


I'm also wondering if it's the template you are using (you do realise that not all are responsive?).

Which template are you using that's giving you so many problems and have you tried another one?

by danielpeter
on ‎12-05-2016 10:13 AM

The issue is not just images (which should be sized primarily for the desktop experience). The problem is that Font Awesome icons and titles don't scale down appropriately.


I just bought an add-on called "X" which does have responsive scaling for different platforms as one of it's main features.


This may be a solution for some issues.

by SES737
on ‎12-18-2016 10:25 PM

YES. I'm using an old and unresponsive theme just so I can avoid the annoying view in mobile for the responsive themes. 

by Jaanos
a week ago

Oh man - can someone just get this right? WIx has no ability to add heatmaps/hotjar etc (any edits to header or CSS for that mater) and weebly's mobile version is utterly terrible with no way of changing it!??!??!? 


Does anyone know of a website builder that doesn't have these limitations and also doesn't involve learning code?? Take my money! 

by kfortune
15 hours ago

I would love to hear if you find something better, really struggling with the mobile version and not sure I can continue like this!

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