As time drags on and Ning 3.0 stagnates further, the ancient Ning 2.0 that most Ning customers are stuck with looks like a dinosaur in comparison to most CMSs out there. Compare it to SocialEngine and WordPress options like BuddyPress and PeepSo and you can understand why network creators want the option to either migrate to Ning 3.0 or migrate their data elsewhere.
However, some Ning 2.0 owners are more than happy with the platform and just want it to be mobile friendly. Yes, there is the native mobile version but that has always seemed a bit clunky to me, and so it seems to others, too. I have actually worked with several clients to make their Ning 2.0 site responsive and although the limitations of the platform itself make this difficult, it’s not impossible.
One recent example is well-know Ning Creators contributor Steve, who runs this autograph community. He wanted to get the site looking as good on mobile as it does on desktop, and you can see from the screencaps that we’ve managed to make the site look pretty cool on mobile.
Steve worked on the design of the site himself, so that’s not actually my work, but the mobile elements are!
Check out the site here.
What they say
We hired Richard to make our Ning 2 website, Autograph Live mobile responsive. We needed the revision to look professional and load quickly and seamlessly in its mobile version. That’s demanding a lot, because Ning 2 is an antiquated hosted platform that’s at least seven years-old. Richard delivered a site fully to expectations, quickly and on budget. Our members and visitors love it! I can’t recommend Richard enough.
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