Elgg Blog: Elgg 1.9: Mobile-friendly

Elgg 1.9 will ship with with a beautiful, responsive theme by Per Jensen. Please check out the demo and tell us what you think!

Screenshots of Aalborg theme


Per is the author of several responsive Elgg themes and is perhaps most well known for his plugin Mobilize. He writes the following about the new theme:

Evan Winslow from Elgg asked a few months ago if I would be interested in using my experience with mobile Elgg designs to incorporate a solution into Elgg core. I would of course love to and we agreed that I should go ahead with the idea.

I made a few suggestions, a responsive redesign of Elgg’s default theme and a separate plugin. After an interesting and constructive dialogue with Elgg’s core team, it was decided that the best solution would be a responsive Elgg theme as a bundled plugin.

The theme will be included in Elgg 1.9 and is named Aalborg Theme, after my hometown. My goal have been to design a fully responsive mobile-first layout and to give Elgg a slightly fresher color palette.

It has been a pleasure and an exciting challenge to create the theme and I’m happy to contribute in this manner. I think it’s awesome that the people behind Elgg decided to support smaller screens out of the box.

Hope you like Elgg 1.9 with Aalborg theme.

Thanks so much to Per for this great contribution! We encourage all Elgg themers to follow his lead and make your themes responsive by default.

Evan Winslow

Software Engineer at Google. Elgg enthusiast. I wrote the Javascript and CSS frameworks for 1.8.

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