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FotoJournal on your Phone and Tablet

When FotoJournal launched in early 2010, the mobile revolution that began with the iPhone was only a few years old. The world hadn’t yet been introduced to the iPad. Thus, the web was only just beginning to understand a concept we now know as ‘responsive design’.

What is responsive design?

Photographers are visual people so perhaps an example is the best way to illustrate this is with an example. Head on over to http://tim.myfotojournal.com/ and do the following: Change the width of your browser. See what happens? The design adapts to best fit the width of the browser window. Cool, huh? Try it on your phone too.

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Why is this important?

If you’ve set up Google Analytics on your FotoJournal blog, then you’ll most likely be seeing traffic — perhaps a significant amount — from mobile sources like the iPhone. When people visit your blog, they’re often checking out your work with a view to hiring you so it’s critical that your images are presented in the best possible way, regardless of the device they’re using to browse the web. Afterall, the future will be mobile. Statistia states that:

Mobile phones now account for almost a fifth of global web usage, as smartphones have become ubiquitous in many parts of the world.

And the importance of mobile compatibility will only increase — mobile internet usage is growing at a phenominally fast rate globally, and especially in Asia and Africa.
 
 

Mobile Web Usage August 2013

At the moment the only template supported is the default template but we’re working hard to make all of our templates mobile friendly - the rest are in development and will be coming shortly!

Note: In order for you to see the new template design, you must either create a new post or save an existing one. This clears out our caches so you’ll see the very latest changes.

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