How do I change mobile view without affecting desktop?


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:x: The Problem

“The changes I do on mobile are impacting my desktop view.”

“I want to be able to change my mobile site and not affect the desktop site. But every time I change mobile desktop gets changed as well or vice versa.”

“How can i make changes to my LP mobile verision without afecting my web version?”


:white_check_mark: The Solution

The elements that you have on your page (in both builders) are actually connected together, and when you switch between them, you are moving the same element. Sort-of like the reflection of a mirror. The changes you make in one builder are going to influence the other builder as well, but there are a few tips to make this work to your advantage.


1. Mirror Image

Be aware that any time you add or delete an element on one version, it will do the same on the other. Each time this happens we’ll give you a little warning at the bottom-right of your canvas.


2. Layout Assistant

Unbounce has this handy little tool called Layout Assistant that will do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to formatting the mobile version. When you first switch over to mobile, simply navigate to the Layout Assistant tab and click the Entire Page button.


3. Force Independent Changes

To move elements without affecting the desktop version (and vice versa), hold down the Command key (mac) or Control key (windows) when you drag an element. This will allow you to move elements outside of a page section on one view without affecting the placement of the element in the other view.


4. Resizing Text

To resize text, rather than changing the text size (which will affect both views), use the scale bar.


5. Page Contents

If you want to get a better sense of how your elements are laid out on the Z axis, open up your Page Contents panel by clicking the Contents button at the bottom left of your screen.


6. Hide Elements and Page Sections

Sometimes it’s difficult to have everything from your desktop version on your mobile as well. Don’t fret, you can simply hide elements in either desktop/mobile from appearing on your page.

:bulb: Tip: This works for images, text, boxes, buttons, forms - and entire page sections.

To hide elements, rather than deleting elements that won’t fit in your mobile responsive version, click on the Contents button at the bottom left, then click the eye icon beside the element you’d like to hide.


:link: Related Resources

For a more detailed instruction on how to use Mobile Responsive, check out this Academy article. Alternatively, you can check out this workshop that walks through all of this (and much more) in a helpful video.


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