Edit mobile content directly with the new smartphone function in the CMS!
2014.06.25 by Sebastian Maier
WYSIWYG editing optimized for mobile: Today we can announce a small update to the smooster CMS that has something to offer. From now on, it will be possible to switch from the usual desktop view to a smartphone view while editing and it will be fairly easy to edit the mobile content in this view. (*WYSIWYG = what you see is what you get.)
You no longer simultaneously need to have a browser window open with the dimensions of the smartphone view or your cell phone in the other hand, in order to see your changes in a 320 pixel view. The greatest advantage of the new view is that, within the CMS, you can use it more easily to edit those areas, which appear only in the mobile version. In this way, managing your responsive website, in whatever resolution, becomes clearer and easier.
There were loads of requests for such a function from both designers and those of us in the team. We are extremely thrilled that the implementation of the new smartphone function went even faster than we thought. Sadly, there is no photo showing the spontaneous dance of joy which took place that evening; next time, we’ll be better prepared.
If you follow us on Twitter, you have probably already gotten a sneak peek of the new smartphone function a week ago. Since then, we and some designers have tested it extensively and a beta version of it is now available to all smooster users.
This is what the new function looks like in action
As you can see in the following screenshot, we have added an extra button to the editor. Using this button, you can switch from the desktop view to a smartphone view with a width of 320 pixels.
The smartphone view is more than just a preview; you can edit all the contents of your website as usual - just like in the desktop view. With the smartphone view, it is now much easier to edit those areas, which are just not available in the desktop view or look different.
Besides, you can review and adjust fine tuning options, like for instance the length of a heading while editing in two views.
This function came up, because of the feedback we got from you guys. If you have additional suggestions, please contact us; we are looking forward to hearing from you.
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