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The Significato Journal is Now a Mobile-First, Responsive Website!

~ with a restructure of content categories

Mar 13, 2016
Peter Falkenberg Brown

We are very pleased to announce that the Significato Journal is now a fully mobile-first, responsive website!

You may also notice that we’ve restructured many of our categories. All of the “Help the World” subcategories are now combined into one section under “Help the World.” The “Mo’ Bliss” section has had its subcategories combined into four, simpler subcategories. We’ve also simplified a couple of sections under “Columns.” All of the articles that were in those subcategories are now “tagged” and can be accessed by clicking on a link in the “Tag Cloud” in the right hand column.

After zillions of hours of work, done during evenings, weekends, and days off, over a period of months, I was able to:

  1. choose which responsive grid system to use
  2. learn the system
  3. learn tons of details about how to configure a responsive website with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  4. actually do the work
  5. change a large amount of data which had nasty things like “font-size” in the articles (which is not responsive)
  6. test everything as thoroughly as possible
  7. tweak, edit, proof, and do it again, over and over
  8. and then, Go Live!

PocketGridI used a very handy mobile-first responsive grid system called “PocketGrid,” by Arnaud Leray, at http://arnaudleray.github.io/pocketgrid/. It’s extremely flexible, and allows any number of nested rows and columns.

ProcessWireOf course, I also continued to build the system with “ProcessWire,” the Content Management System (CMS) and Content Management Framework (CMF) that is, in my opinion, a power-user’s dream system. I love it! It’s incredibly flexible, fast, powerful, and easy to use. If you feel boxed in and frustrated with WordPress or Drupal, try ProcessWire, at http://processwire.com.

My darling wife, Kimmy Sophia, who is the content curator for Significato, also finds it very easy to use when she’s posting articles in the backend.

ProcessWire uses PHP and the ProcessWire API for its template files, rather than inventing a new template tag system. One can build standard websites of any type, as well as ultra-sophisticated web database applications. It is primarily a “developer’s CMS,” in the sense that it requires expertise to create a website that is then easy to use for end-users. However, for developers, it is, as I said above, a dream. I should wax poetic.

So… here is our new, mobile-first, responsive website. It should reformat itself correctly for desktops, tablets, and cell phones. If you see any issues, please let us know!

Whew! Done! :-)

Peter Falkenberg Brown is passionate about writing, publishing, public speaking and film. He hopes that someday he can live up to his favorite motto: “Expressing God’s kind and compassionate love in all directions, every second of every day, creates an infinitely expanding sphere of heart.”

~ Deus est auctor amoris et decoris. ~

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