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General Discussion

Responsive web pages. CMS or learn media queries?

Originally wanted to learn the whole code and nothing but the code, but I read more that CMS like Joomla gives the fluid smooth transition I'm after, but just can't accept it!

How to get that eye watering resposive perfection, just with code/framework?

2 Answers

Any CMS which allows for custom themes can be used to create a responsive website. The thing is, you'll need to find a responsive theme — either a free one, or a premium one. In most cases, you'll want to customize that theme, make it fit your needs/design/brand identity etc. And that'll be hard to do unless you are familiar with the basics of responsive web design.

CMS systems are just that, they're used for content management. Sure, they make it easier to change themes and whatnot, but the presentation of the content is still up to you.

I recommend you go through the Build a Responsive Website project and pick up the skills needed, then you can apply those regardless whether you choose to build a site from scratch, or power it with a CMS.

It's important to remember that a CMS is not a silver bullet. :)

That sounds like a good lesson. Will check it out. Thanks,

Having trouble with text being so small on the smaller devices atm.