Moving/Migrating to a Moblie sites/layouts from our current site

Taun Brown asked on January 19, 2016 18:35

We are currently on Kentico EMS V.7 but when our site(s) was created there was not any mobile device layouts setup. an out entire site is build around ASPX+Portal templates so we don't have the edit layout option on our pages. What would you recommend an origination like ours do in this case? Is there an import or migration tool that can be used to move the pages into a responsive design template (are these available out of the box or do they all need to be built?)

has anyone else come against this challenge with their site when trying to a mobile accessible site, if so what approach did you take to move your site(s) over?

Recent Answers

Trevor Fayas answered on January 19, 2016 19:45

To be honest, your best bet may be to migrate of ASPX+Portal. I would check the "ASPX" pages that the templates run off of, if there's little to no custom coding in them, you often can just copy the structure (with a couple minor modifications) into a Page Template's Layout (on portal mode).

The header/footer you'll have to take a look. I've migrated a couple sites off ASPX before and usually was pretty painless, and greatly improved the site's manageability since we no longer needed to go into the code to make adjustments.

Otherwise in terms of a Mobile accessible site, many sites are now responsive which allows them to be usable on both Mobile and Desktop, without needing to manage 2 different sites. This usually requires a pretty extensive site overhaul though...

0 votesVote for this answer Mark as a Correct answer

Rui Wang answered on January 20, 2016 16:17

I think a lot of people mix mobile site with responsive website. Mobile (version) site is a different set of template you use in compare to desktop site. Or you will need to create device profile in CMS and change web part condition for mobile vs desktop.

On the other hand, responsive website typically require you to do a redesign, or at least add in the JS and CSS which handle the responsiveness to your existing HTML. In that kind of migration, there is not much data change needed. It's mostly changes to the templates only, where additional

, CSS classes and JS will be added to make the templates responsive.

0 votesVote for this answer Mark as a Correct answer

   Please, sign in to be able to submit a new answer.