You may have heard me describe my Scherzo theme as ‘mobile first’, a phrase that was first used (as far as I’m aware) by Bryan Rieger.
Scherzo has been built on the principles Bryan outlines. By that I mean:
- the layout adapts to the reader’s viewport. So if you’re using a mobile phone you’ll see a one column version of the theme. If you’re using a desktop PC (or a tablet in landscape mode) you’ll see a two column version.
- you won’t have to scroll horizontally to read from Scherzo as images also scale with the viewport
-most importantly Scherzo works on any mobile device. Some themes are ‘responsive’ when viewed on certain high–end devices (iPhones, iPads, Android etc.), but bork when viewed on older phones. Scherzo should work on all devices, regardless of age, manufacturer, browser etc., and is, as far as I’m aware, the only WordPress theme in the official directory that is built in this way (feel free to correct me!)
To see how this works visit the Scherzo demo site and resize your browser window. View it with any mobile device. It should display with no problems at all, shrinking to one column when appropriate.
What that means for Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer (IE) (pre version 9) doesn’t understand the code that tells it to display two columns on a desktop monitor.