Viewbook websites and portfolios look great on desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and phones. You can also present your photography on the go with portfolio apps for iPhone and iPad.
Viewbook on Smart Phones
Looking at and navigating a website on a small screen is an entirely different experience than doing the same on a full-sized computer. Instead of a mouse and keyboard, you rely on touches, taps, and fingers to navigate, and reading text can be difficult if the proper adjustments have not made. When you open a Viewbook site in a smart phone browser, a different streamlined version of the desktop site you designed will load. Navigation and text have been optimized for use and legibility on small screens. Images display brilliantly and load swiftly. Also, Viewbook sites comply with Google’s mobile guidelines, so there will be no SEO penalty.
Enable Mobile Sites
Go to the “Dashboard” and check “Enable Mobile Site” in the site preference section. You may always switch back if you choose, but be aware that using the old version may impact your SEO.
All normal pages will translate very well into Mobile pages, with a few exceptions. Working on the details is an ongoing process, and we encourage you to send us your thoughts and observations.
- Pages with custom HTML, or "splash pages" with an "Enter site" link may not display well.
Adjust the HTML or remove the "splash page." Set one of the other pages in your site as the homepage.
- Logo added as background image does not scale properly.
Remove the background image and upload a logo that conforms to our specifications.
- Background images used as design elements (lines, patterns, etc) do not scale properly.
Remove the background and/or rethink your background image strategy.
- Menu or other text isn't visible when a background image is used.
Change the font color or choose a different background.
- The 'Side title' and 'Side text' are not displayed on mobile.
We’re not not sure yet. Let us know if you have a preference, and it will be considered.
Viewbook Portfolio for iPad
Portfolio for iPad is a clean mobile portfolio designed to work exclusively with Viewbook.com. Move your work into specific portfolios for different clients or occasions – then switch to presentation mode when you're ready. Your work will look its best, on-line and off.
Viewbook Albums for iPhone
Viewbook's iPhone app is a great way to create, manage, and share your portfolio or presentations on the go. It allows you to upload images from your photo library or directly from the iPhone's camera.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your websites optimized for mobile display?
Yes! New accounts display the optimized mobile site by default. If you have an older account (before April 2015) you may need to activate the optimized mobile view in the Dashboard. Click on the "Enable" button under Settings / Mobile Site.
Can I edit my site on my mobile phone or tablet?