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We’ve talked before about how we believe that the responsive movement is the way forward for the Web, and now it’s time for us to stand by our words – starting with SlideDeck 2. Thanks to a lot of engineering trickery that we discussed a little while ago, today, we’ve updated SlideDeck 2 to be responsive! Now your sliders can automatically resize themselves to fit neatly on the page, regardless of the size of your screen or device – skip to the bottom to see how. We’re also celebrating with a special offer you don’t want to miss!
This is a real milestone for the product, and we know you’ve all been waiting patiently for this critical update – so we decided to celebrate. For the next 48hrs, retweet a link to this article with the hashtag “#sd2responds”, and get 25% off! New users, we’ll DM you a special coupon code after you send out your tweet. Current customers – just contact us with your order number and the link to your tweet, and our friendly support ninjas will take good care of you.
Step 1: Help us get the word out that SD2 is responsive:
Step 2: Follow us so that we can DM your coupon code!
Step 3: If you’re a new user, purchase SlideDeck:
Check out how SlideDeck 2 reconfigures itself to accommodate for different screen resolutions.
The three stages of a responsive SlideDeck | Click to enlarge
We’ll be updating the SlideDeck 2 Live Demo shortly, so you can see it in action for yourself, but in the meantime, check out our quick responsive example here: http://ress.dtelepathy.com/
Note that this behavior can now be enabled for all of your existing SlideDecks , and all of the existing Lenses! Super cool, is it not?
As always, we’ve sought to make this changeover as simple as possible for you all:
[slidedeck2 id=XXXX ress=1]
But wait, there’s more! Simply using the “ress=1″ attribute will enable your SlideDecks to scale proportionally, based on the width of the screen that’s viewing it – but what happens if you need it to stay the same height ? Well, we’ve got another little trick baked into the latest update for you. Just add the parameter “proportional=false” to your ress-enabled SlideDeck shortcode to maintain its specified height:
[slidedeck2 id=XXXX ress=1 proportional=false]
Don’t have SlideDeck yet? Now’s the perfect time.
So are you going to start creating SlideDecks with content optimized for your mobile visitors? Is this a useful feature to you? Let us know your ideas in the comments!
Cool stuff Jason – the lack of responsiveness was in fact the only thing that drove me away from SlideDeck – thanks for this update …
I bought the plugin because it was responsive but I can’t get the shortcode to work. It works WITHOUT the responsive code addon mentioned in this post – when I add the recommended code – it doesn’t work.
Hm, that’s weird – do us a favor, and post a ticket in our support forum, so one of our resident tech-ninjas can help you out.
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