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Support for non-smart devices

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  1. Ariel Trellini
    Ariel Trellini avatar
    5 posts
    08 May 2006
    19 Sep 2013
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    We’re developing a web site with Sitefinity and we want the site works on mobile devices. I’ve read the mobile documentation on Sitefinity’s site, but it always talks about “latest mobile browser” and “smart phones” and “tablets”. However, I want people with non-smart devices can access to my site. Here are the questions:
    • What kind of compatibility with mobile browsers is provided by Sitefinity? It is limited to smart devices?
    • What mobile browsers and what versions are supported by Sitefinity?
    • Do Content Block widget and Navigation widget work on non-smart devices? In other words… do those widgets use advanced javascript and CSS features?
    • How can we detect the device that sends the HTTP request ? Does Sitefinity have any mechanism to do that? Is it extensible?
    Thank you in advance
    Best regards,
  2. Yavor Slavchev
    Yavor Slavchev avatar
    27 posts
    13 Sep 2016
    20 Sep 2013
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    Hello Ariel,

    Thank you for contacting our support.

    Sitefinity relies on a technique for creating web pages that dynamically adapt to any form factor called Responsive design. At it’s core, responsive design relies on a CSS3. Therefore every browser that covers CCS is supported by Sitefinity. It is said that about 80% of today's devices support this responsive design. All dominant mobile browsers on their platform like Android, iPhone, WP8, Blackberry, Opera, etc., also support this.
    Sitefinity does not support mobile browser detection out-of-the-box. However you can inspect a server variable from the HTTP request to detect this. See this example for more information:

    I hope this helps.

    Yavor Slavchev
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