[theme-reviewers] Theme requirements for adaptive vs. responsive themes

Josh Pollock jpollock412 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 20:08:48 UTC 2013

Have you seen this plugin?

It is pretty helpful when when css media queries and wp_is_mobile() are not
enough to do adaptive design.

On Sunday, August 25, 2013, Bruce Wampler wrote:

> It certainly could be a plugin - and maybe I'll just put one together - I
> have all the pieces just sitting there to do it in a very short time. I
> think it could even include the ability to load or not load specific
> scripts based on the device. Could indeed be very nice and add adaptive
> elements to any responsive theme.
> But I was just trying to use that shortcode as an example. It just seems
> that a very large part of an mobile-adaptive theme vs. a mobile-responsive
> theme involves deciding on how to rearrange and hide/show specific content.
> I would assume a site designer who picked an adaptive theme over a
> responsive time just might want more control, via the theme, of just what
> specific content is or is not displayed, and that capability could be and
> integral part of an adaptive theme (probably in much more clever ways than
> my own theme allows). I think it would be good to allow a little more
> flexibility specifically for creative adaptive themes designs in the way
> they select the content to be displayed.
> Bruce Wampler
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Justin Tadlock <justin at justintadlock.com>wrote:
>>  It sounds like you're venturing into plugin territory there.  If a user
>> wants a mechanism for displaying or not displaying specific pieces of
>> content based on screen size or some other factor, that's probably best
>> left to plugins.  I actually think that might be a pretty cool plugin to
>> see.
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