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Is there a way to preview on a desktop web browser what the mobile version of LibGuides, CampusGuides or a specific guide looks like?

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011  |  1132 Views
Topics: Mobile

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Viewing your Mobile Site in Browser: Directions


1. Use Google Chrome: Delivers an accurate display of your mobile site

2. Type:

Voila! You can now emulate your mobile site in-browser.

Grabbing DIV Classes For Your Mobile Site

1. Use Google Chrome: Delivers an accurate display of your mobile site

2. Type:

3. Find the area or element that you want to customize

4. Right click > Select Inspect Element

5. A window will appear, at the bottom of the screen, displaying the HTML/CSS of that page/element

6. Roll your mouse over the classes/IDs to find the one you want

TIP: As you roll your mouse over the classes/IDs, that element will be highlighted on the page. This helps to make sure you are selecting the right element!

Answered by Talia RichardsBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (3)

  1. I use Safari "Developer" toolbar to preview the site as a mobile interface. You can enable the "Developer" toolbar by following these directions, then change the browser's user agent to iPhone under the Developer menu item.
    by Amy on Dec 09, 2011.
  2. Hello,
    I just followed your steps in to preview the mobile version of a libguide would look like on my desktop.

    The result was the regular desk top version. Has something changed? Is there another way to do this?

    Here's hoping.
    by Jane Forgay on Aug 20, 2013.
  3. Hi, Jane!
    Yes, this still works. :)

    Any chance that you clicked the "Full Site" link at the bottom of the mobile page? Clicking that link sets a cookie for two hours that will route to the full site (desktop version) rather than to the mobile site. So, sit tight (or clear your cookies) and the mobile version will be back soon.

    by Cindi Trainor on Aug 20, 2013.

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