A Responsive Theme
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin -
This is Mooch. He is a very large cat (see story The Cat Compendium) that may not be the brightest bulb in the box, but he certainly was extremely responsive to change. It took him about a nanosecond to accept that he no longer lived at our house and had been adopted by the people next door.
But Mooch isn’t what this story is really about. This is about my blog, and your blog, and how everyone reads our blogs. Did you know that more and more people are using their phones or digital tablets to view our ever so entertaining stories? And did you know that a blog that looks just fine on a computer screen can be much more difficult to read on a tiny phone screen if the theme of the blog hasn’t been taught to be Responsive?
My blog uses a WordPress.com theme, and WordPress has recently introduced a number of themes that will morph into whatever shape works best for the machine that is being used to look at the blog. (You can see that your WordPress blog is already a shape shifter by looking at your WordPress Dashboard under Appearance. ‘Mobile’ and ‘iPad’ are two of the options that set you on your way to being Responsive – if you turn them on!)
Which WordPress.com themes are fully Responsive? Hop over to the responsive width Theme filter to find one that appeals to you. For now, I am using a responsive theme called ‘Bouquet’, but I’ll be test driving a few others because, really, how often do you get to move to a new abode (where the food is better and you get to sleep on the bed) with the simple click of your mouse?