Hello Themes releases updated version of Hello Wired Magento theme

HelloWired Responsive Magento Theme with Front Page Slider from Hello Themes

A long-running favorite free theme for Magento called "HelloWired" has been brought into the responsive design ages with a new release of version 3.0 - check it out at and try it today, especially if you are a user of the original 1.4 version from a couple years ago.

Hello Themes has also updated their documentation for this theme, a liong-standing problem for users of prior versions that had a difficult time finding support. Although the 1.4 version seems to be stranded, the 3.0 version now seems to have fairly detailed documentation and a bit of chatter in the community regarding some of the basic installation problems for this theme.


Mobile Phone Landscape Resolution is just Too Short for eCommerce Category Landing Pages!

Mobile phones are too short in terms of vertical width to show grid-based category pages or "product walls" - even at only two columns wide, you will only see a slice of the product image, let alone the title, price and five-star reviews. If you go to three columns the images become too small to be appealing and persuasive.

I can't advocate a separate media query for every device from table on down, so I'd shoot for the best size that displays at all levels

My Android G2 has 3.7 inch, WVGA 800x480 display which is a .60 aspect ratio. That's fine, although not as great as a .667 or .75 ratio found elsewhere - like the iPad 2. The problem, though, is that when I'm in portrait mode I only get a miniscule except that it is only

iPhone 4S 960x640 3.5" .667

Blackberry Curve something like a 2.4" and that might have navigation controls showing too, 320x240 = .75 aspect ratio


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