Shifting to Responsive Design from older themes
I am happy to hear (from the most recent newsletter) that WA is shifting all its designs to "Responsive Designs". This is a great advancement. I would like to receive a little bit more detail on how it will work out for those who have a "Non-Responsive Design" from the older themes (I have the "Clean Lines" theme by the way).
Will there be an CSS overhaul in the background and then it will be adapted to the parent theme? I have about 6000 lines of CSS code in the "user.css" file. For me it is necessary to know when and how this will take effect exactly since I then have to react quickly to adapt my CSS overrides so that the layout is not broken on mobile devices.
Maybe you can shine some light on the process and the schedule.
Thanx in advance. I am looking forward to have the website responsive.
Our basic approach will be simple: we will be releasing updates to some of "old" themes to make them responsive, but they will be separate from original ones. Admins will have to "switch theme" to have a new one. We will also update the theme switching process to allow preview the changes, smoothly move custom CSS, make page updates, etc. before publishing all live.
This is a short summary. We're currently working on it and as soon as we're ready with the first theme update (it's going to be Treehouse) and mentioned changes, we will be notifying our clients in details.
If you do not mind, could you please provide us with your site address? We can use it as one of the examples of heavy CSS customized sites in our research. We are in the middle of analysis of responsive behavior delivery right now (we know how to make it, the question is, how you guys will get it) and we could always use more good site examples.
that's a big task but is worth if you also make some changes and probably update the looks of the website