Can you recommend a good device detection approach for Wordpress?
February 4, 2013 8:51 AM Subscribe
Not sure I want to use Twitter bootstrap for the mobile versions of my Wordpress site. What alternatives do I have?
posted by radiocontrolled to computers & internet (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I used the responsive Twitter bootstrap framework & HTML5 boilerplate as the base for a Wordpress custom theme. It's working well and fun to use for the tablet / desktop versions of the site. But I don't like Bootstrap's use of display: none to hide markup and I have found some accessibility problems in the mobile version that are making me consider creating another version of the theme.
So I am considering creating a mobile version of my theme to send to phones. But I have read that device detection is not the best (i.e. not foolproof) and that it is better to design responsively. I'm also curious if there's a good case to be taken for sending a specific mobile theme to a mobile phone using device detection and I want to experiment with that.
Are there good plugins you'd recommend (e.g. that harness WURFL?) that make it easy to create a separate mobile theme? Have you ever used device detection as opposed to media queries to send a mobilized theme in wordpress? Are there guides you recommend? Your thoughts and experiences are welcomed. At the end of the day, accessibility for my desktop site is good, and it's a priority for my mobile site too. Thanks!