Quick Guide - Getting The Most From Mobile
The Convertri mobile editor is powerful and easy to use, but it’s not like the mobile editors you may have used in the past. So, here’s a few tips and tricks that can help make your experience go a lot easier.
Firstly, it’s worth creating the desktop version of your page and getting it exactly how you want it before you access the mobile page editor, so you have to make as few changes as possible.
To ensure your page translates well to mobile, it's important to keep in mind how you arrange elements on your page. Imagine a line running left to right across your page, from top to bottom. When it hits an element, that element is added to the mobile version. This means your elements will be stacked in top left to bottom right order.
Our mobile algorithm also respects containment, so when it finds a panel, it will add that panel to the mobile version including any elements contained within. So, if you have a collection of elements you’d like to keep together, make sure you contain them within a panel, even if it’s hidden or transparent.
Convertri’s mobile ‘break point’ is 600px, which means any screen wider than that will display the desktop version of the page, and any screen that displays 600px or narrower will show the mobile version.
Convertri mobile pages are 480px wide and will be scaled down for smaller screens, so they’ll display beautifully on any modern smartphone.
Convertri will automatically create a mobile version of your page as you edit. To access this mobile version at any time, click the Mobile button at the top of the Page Builder.
Convertri automatically scales your elements for a smaller screen in the mobile version. This means what you see in the Mobile Page Builder is always what you’ll get on mobile. That said, it’s always worth checking your page looks how you want it to before you publish.
After you make a change to the mobile version of your page, clicking the Remobilise button in the top toolbar will run Convertri’s automatic mobile conversion again. This means any changes you made will be undone, and the mobile page will revert to how it looked when you first accessed the mobile version.
Convertri only mobilises a page once: if you add or delete elements via the desktop version after you first access the mobile version, they will simply appear at the bottom of the mobile page. Use the Remobilise button after you’ve added more to arrange elements automatically - or, use the free-form mobile editor to put things exactly where you wish.
If the Mobiliser gets it a bit wrong, don’t worry - you can rearrange and resize elements in the mobile builder without affecting the desktop version.
You can’t add or delete elements, but you can hide certain elements on mobile and keep them visible on the desktop version. Here’s how:
- In the mobile view, select the element you want to show or hide on mobile.
- Toggle Show on Desktop/Mobile. On any greyed out option, your element will be invisible.
- If you hide an element on mobile in the mobile view and can’t find it again, switch back to the Desktop view (where it will still be visible) and toggle on Show on Mobile.
Convertri automatically scales your text to 150% on mobile to accurately reflect mobile scaling: on most screens, text that is 18pt on mobile looks the same as 12pt on a desktop.
But if you’d like to resize your text, you can adjust it manually by selecting text inside your text element, and clicking the Font Size Scaling dropdown in the Quick Access toolbar.