Do I have to change the layout of my site to go mobile

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I am considering trading up to Yola Silver specifically for the mobile feature.

Will I have to change my site to avoid horizontal scrolling.

I use 530 pixel wide pics on my blog, will they be difficult to see.

Can I still use tables, I have read they should be avoided for mobiles.

I think the average mobile display is 250 pixels, would it be best to use say three columns of 250 pixels.

Any advice / guidelines / sources of information on this subject would be much appreciated.

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Alec
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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The benefit of Facebook and Mobile publishing is that we optimize your existing site so you don't have to reformat it. The biggest thing to be aware of is that custom HTML and CSS won't be picked up to avoid styling interference that might keep your site from displaying properly on devices or in Facebook. You can read more about that here.

I'm not confident about how tables would be displayed, I believe it would depend on how they were coded. It would be worthwhile to test that on a page that is not in your navigation to start with.
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Alec Ward

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Thanks Laura.

If I upgrade to Silver now, will my original payment, which still has some time left to run before renewal, be taken into account, or is best to upgrade at the next renewal date.

Alec
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Alec Ward

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Well I haven't got an answer to that question, so I will try another,.

My question is;

After upgrading will my site show on mobiles with just vertical scrolling and no horizontal scrolling;
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Hello Alec

Yola Silver Upgrade:
If you upgrade from Yola Bronze to Yola Silver, you will get a 30% discount. This discount is only applicable when upgrading from an annual Yola Bronze subscription to an annual Yola Silver subscription.

Scrolling on mobile pages will be possible both vertically and horizontally.
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Thanks Stefan,

I am hoping that if my site was mobile enabled it would eliminate or nearly eliminate the need for horizontal scrolling. Is there something I should do to my site to eliminate horizontal scrolling when viewed on mobiles.

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Alec
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Hello Alec

I'm hearing you. The usual and convenient way of viewing a mobile site is to just need to scroll vertically. This is the default way of scrolling for Yola mobile sites.

It depends on the content of your pages. Pictures, texts, etc. that you add using our standard means which is our widgets will be re-arranged one below the other on a mobile phone. However, if you use custom HTML, the mobile version may not be able to arrange this vertically which means that a horizontal scrolling bar will be displayed. This also happens for Yola Online Store because it's an API with its own settings, so you will need to scroll a little to the side.

If you want to be sure about the way your content gets displayed, you can always check it in the Mobile Publishing dialogue box which gives you a preview (even if you haven't upgraded to Yola Silver yet). In your Sitebuilder just go to Site > Site Settings > Publishing > Mobile.

Let me know if you have more questions on this.
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Alec Ward

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"If you want to be sure about the way your content gets displayed, you can always check it in the Mobile Publishing dialogue box which gives you a preview (even if you haven't upgraded to Yola Silver yet). In your Sitebuilder just go to Site > Site Settings > Publishing > Mobile."

I've tried that Stefan, but all it shows is my heading and a message "view full site" which doesn't show anything when clicked. I had presumed it was because I hadn't upgraded to Silver but your comment would suggest it should be possible, and ideas on what I might be doing wrong.
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Hello Alec

Could you tell me for which website you are seeing this? I found 4 sites in your Yola account. I spot-checked your site http://www.tallulahward.com/, and can confirm that you don't see much in Mobile view.

This is because the Style you use has been customized a lot. I cannot see the normal navigation menu of the "No Frills" Style, and the page body completely consists of custom HTML code. This is why you won't see anything in Mobile view. You will need to use the means of Yola Sitebuilder if you want your page elements to be visible in the Mobile version. Here is an explanation of one of our engineers why that is: Mobile and Facebook formatting.
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Thanks Stefan.