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Old 06-01-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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I am looking to design a new e-commerce site. For me, responsive design is a requirement.

I notice on the x-cart site there is a free 'responsive template' module, but there's no link to download it.

I also notice a message on that page that says 'Will be available in 4.6'

So ... When will 4.6 be available as a trial?
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I am looking to design a new e-commerce site. For me, responsive design is a requirement.

I notice on the x-cart site there is a free 'responsive template' module, but there's no link to download it.

I also notice a message on that page that says 'Will be available in 4.6'

So ... When will 4.6 be available as a trial?
It will be available in June 2013.
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Default Re: 4.6 Responsive Template

We also have a Responsive Template available here
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Default Re: 4.6 Responsive Template

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So ... When will 4.6 be available as a trial?

Today You can download 4.6 trial from http://www.x-cart.com/download.html

Also, here is the description of what is new there: http://www.x-cart.com/blog/x-cart-v-4-6-released.html
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Default Re: 4.6 Responsive Template

Dumb question alert:
Does using the new responsive template negate the need for a dedicated mobile template?
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Usually they are not used together. You should choose whether to use a responsive template (for example, Ideal Responsive that comes with v4.6) that adapts to different screen sizes like you can see in the following video demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-WD0v0FFIg . Or you can use X-Cart Mobile module with its special design for small screens.

I believe this forum thread might be of your interest, too, Jeremy: http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?t=65919
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Default Re: 4.6 Responsive Template

You can also check the Ideal Responsive skin of v4.6 by opening the link http://demo.x-cart.com/demo/home.php in your mobile device(s) and selecting this skin from the "Visual Scheme" drop-down box on top of the page. Please try it out.
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Default Re: 4.6 Responsive Template

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Dumb question alert:
Does using the new responsive template negate the need for a dedicated mobile template?

This is more of a debate and all up to you. Responsive design is not a exactly a replacement for mobile design.

Responsive design when done correctly takes care of different screen sizes by applying different css rules to page elements if and when needed. Basically you have one design for the site and it's easier to maintain. Also saves you green since you do not have to develop, implement and maintain a separate mobile design. This works pretty good in most cases.

But if you are serious about mobile design for the site and have the extra green a separate mobile design should be used as it is specifically designed for mobile devices - not designed to adjust or fit mobile device but exactly for it...

So ideally you should have responsive design and mobile design at the same time but it is more costly money and time -wise...

On a side note - it looks like computers are getting smaller in size (phones, tables..) at the same time phones are getting bigger in size (latest Samsumg Galaxy, iPhone5...) so at some point these 2 lines should meet and maybe we will get some common size of a mobile device like the iPad Mini maybe...
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Default Re: 4.6 Responsive Template

I was going to have both the x-cart mobile module (which I purchased) and use it with the Ability template which I'm currently using on my live site. When Phil announced that he was working on a new responsive template (reBOOT) and that support for his older templates would not go past 4.5.5 I decided to go ahead and get reBOOT.

I'm was extremely impressed with reBOOT from the start but still thought that I was going to need both reBOOT and the x-cart mobile module as I wasn't 100% happy with how everything displayed on my iPhone 4s (tablets & desktops were great). Then I started tweaking the css for screen sizes <400.

I'm thrilled with the results and now will only be using the reBOOT responsive template. My solution works for me and I'm sure it won't work for everyone.

Steve: I'll PM you the URL so you can take a look.

Phil has done some great work to make reBOOT lightweight and score well for page speed. I've also optimized the site and used image sprites (responsive). I do not use a CDN.

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Today You can download 4.6 trial from http://www.x-cart.com/download.html
Also, here is the description of what is new there: http://www.x-cart.com/blog/x-cart-v-4-6-released.html
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