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Introduction to mobile design 

While sites are generally inherently usable with any device without specific configuration, it is sensible to take care to improve the usability of sites on mobile devices, particularly if the sites are to be used on small or low resolution devices.

The techniques described in this section are demonstrated in this template site.
Click here to download the mobile-friendly example site


There are a number of approaches that can be used, either individually or in combination. The particular approaches you use will depend on the nature of your site and your audience.

If you are unsure what devices your users are viewing you site on, you can use Google Analytics to obtain a report showing the devices and resolutions.


In this section we outline two main approaches:

Adaptive device-aware design

This works by detecting the device being used, via its User-Agent string, and then placing the user into a respective User Group. The site can then be configured to show different content based on the User Group.

Responsive width-aware design

This works by using CSS media queries, which are aware of the width of the browser window, and then using this knowledge to display or hide sections of pages.



Managing Data


Referential Integrity 

Data Entry Forms

Queries and Views

Custom Views



Users & Permissions

User Group Manager 

User Registration

Access Codes & Agreements

Personalizing Experience

Managing Profiles



SaaS Server

SaaS Site Manager

SaaS Client Accounting

SaaS Templates & Clones

SaaS Self Service

Associates System 



User Editable pages

CSS Editor

Editing Pages

Direct URLs

Using Javascript & JQuery

Content Approval & Workflow



Key Concepts


Understanding Embeds

Site Building

Themes System

SEO Optimization

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