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Mobile Dos and Don’ts

Having a mobile-friendly event registration form is a must in today’s smartphone heavy world and ensuring your registration form is compatible shouldn’t be a headache. In our latest update we’ve made sure all registration forms created in Event Wizard® are mobile friendly regardless of device.

 

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Many aspects of building your form do not require any updates/changes from you during the build process. However,  there are some recommended dos and don’ts when building your form that will help make certain your form looks great on small mobile screens.

  • Use percentage widths and heights wherever possible: percentages allow for easy scalability, whereas static pixel dimensions will not scale in the same way. Header/Footer graphics do not apply to this recommendation. These images will be scaled down to 100% page width on the mobile device.
  • Try to avoid tables in your page contents: because of the way tables are laid out, (ie: rows and columns) they aren’t meant to scale down to smaller screens, especially if the table has a static (ie: non-percentage) width.
  • Avoid using a lot of text in your Submit button(s): the more text in the button(s), the wider they will need to be in order to accommodate it, which can cause it to stretch past the bounds of a small/mobile screen.
  • Ultimately, simple is best: try to avoid really complex layouts and absolute/fixed positioning of elements – the simpler it is, the more likely it will translate well to mobile.

Follow these tips and you’ll always present the best possible product to your registrants on whatever device they are using.

If you have any questions about our mobile formatting contact us today.


Posted on March 18, 2015 by Mark Turner
Category : Event Wizard® Tips
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