Summer of Love: Responsive Design for Tablets and Mobile

That's right, this week is so hot we're rolling out two great updates in just a few days. Monday, we told you about the new ESC Hotkey and today we're excited to introduce you to LightCMS's new mobile-friendly default template, now with a fully responsive design optimized for display on iPad, iPhone, Android and more.

The New, Responsive Haus Template

Haus has been the default design for LightCMS for about six months, and today we're giving it a significant upgrade. The biggest improvement is that it has been equipped with a mobile-friendly, responsive design which means the design "responds" to the width of the browser in which it is being viewed. Responsive design is a modern approach allowing a single design to work well on desktops, laptops, iPads, iPhones, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices.

You've always been able to create your own responsive designs with LightCMS, but the new Haus template is the first responsive design built into the system. It won't be the last! In fact, Haus establishes a new model for future designs as they are added to LightCMS. We're gearing up to deploy a host of new mobile-friendly designs over the coming months, and they will all be fully responsive.

Remember, you can use Haus as is, edit it in the Design Editor, or download its source to manipulate and use as your own!

More Responsive Fun

With this release, we've also begun the process of updating the layout of many of our elements with responsive qualities. For example, the system-generated shopping cart is now responsive by default and adapts well when displayed inside a mobile-optimized design. Future updates will continue to improve the responsiveness of built-in LightCMS elements.

And One More Thing...

We've also established a new practice of including a Changelog file with every new design in order to continually track changes made to each design by our team. You can find this file in the root directory of the new Haus design and all future designs to come!