How to Make Your Squarespace Website Mobile Friendly - Rebekah Read Creative

How to Make Your Squarespace Website Mobile Friendly

~Guest Post by New Oceans Creative~

Today I’m going to walk you through my method on making a Squarespace website mobile friendly. While many website platforms these days are responsive and mobile friendly, there are instances when you’re going to have to work some coding magic to make your site look perfect on mobile.

Did you know that more than 50% of website traffic is coming from mobile these days! 😱⁠

The importance of having your site mobile friendly is super important. When I’m on a website and it’s not lookin’ great (or maybe not even functional) on mobile, my web designer heart sheds a tear.⁠ Plus, Google has suggested that they prefer mobile responsive websites, and that they might get an SEO boost. WIN!⁠

1. Use a mobile friendly template

Generally, all Squarespace templates are suitable for mobile, but there are certain templates I recommend because they have more options for mobile. These templates are:

  1. Brine
  2. Farro

These templates have specific mobile settings so you can optimize your site when it’s on the go.

2. Skip the Spacers

On most Squarespace themes, spacers are hidden on mobile. So that beautifully crafted, minimalist website with all the white space looks amazing on desktop, but on mobile it looks funky. I’ve been there. 

Instead of relying on spacers, try changing the padding on elements to create white space. If this isn’t working for you, keep reading.

3. Adding Custom Code

Sometimes an element isn’t looking great on mobile, despite all the finessing. In this case I usually come in with a little bit of code. I’ll show you how to hide specific elements on mobile in just a bit, but first I wanted to show you how to hide an entire section. 

When something isn’t looking great on mobile, I usually like to have two versions of the section that I need to edit. So for example, I will create a section that will only appear on desktop, and a section that will only appear on mobile.

To add the following code to your Squarespace website, go to Design – Custom CSS.

If you’d like to hide an entire section on mobile, use the following code:

@media screen and (max-width: 600px) {

      #section-name {

              visibility: hidden !important;

              display: none !important;

       }

 }

If you’d like to hide an entire section on desktop, use the following code:

@media screen and (min-width: 600px) {

      #section-name-mobile {

              visibility: hidden !important;

              display: none !important;

       }

 }

I find this to be the most effective way of making Squarespace websites mobile friendly because I don’t have to sacrifice the desktop design, and everything is totally customizable!

Sometimes it’s easier to hide a single element rather than the entire section, and in that case you can use this code:

@media only screen and (max-width: 768px) {

  #block-8fc91e9563250a77172c {

    display: none;

  }

}

To identify the block number for the element you want to hide, you’ll need a super special Google Chrome plug in to work some magic. You can download it here.

Once you install this plug in, navigate to your site on Chrome (you can’t do this in the editor). Click on this icon in your browser, and you will get all the block numbers pop up – like magic! 😉

Copy the block number of the element you want to hide, and plug it in to the CSS. 

BOOM! You’re site is looking fresh and mobile friendly.

THANKS FOR THE POST

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