joined:Mar 19, 2008
Our Czech non-profit is running 6 websites for regional development and cultural development. Technically, the sites work good but are outdated in design and not responsive or mobile friendly, and we do not reach our new target group interested in cultural tourism and heritage events.
I understand coding, but am not a coder and not very creative. Once I know a coding trick or have a nice layout, I can extend on it.
The sites are all dynamic php coded with css; no java, no tables, no flash. Still using a fixed width of 800 px. The design is maybe a bit unconventional. The index page is the ONLY page that has any coding on it, and includes the header, side navigation bar, and footer. The side navigation activates a "get"-order that inserts a simple page with content into the body content area.
One of the sites still has old URL's like ..../?act=111. The other sites work with a <?php string in the index file and rewriterules in htacess that gives each individual page its own friendly URL, keywords, etc. Works perfect, and the pages load quick, also with low speed internet.
Several of the initial problems with the coding of those sites I solved with help from members here in 2008, to give you an idea how up to date the coding of our sites is.
We now really have to redo our sites. Three of them are "long read" background information - picture sites, so aimed at desktop-laptop users. The other three are project and tourism sites which should be responsive. In addition, for our WW I commemoration project, we are making bicycle and hiking trails using QR codes using mobile content.
The main question now is, is there a simple way how to make the sites responsive without redoing everything, preferably through css coding?