Tutorial On How To Use The Mobile Simulator Extension
hi guys if you missed last week’s Tutorial you’d have seen that I showed you around the mobile simulator extension this free to use extension lets you test your mobile responsiveness of your website and shows you what your website will look like on the most popular devices if you want to see last week’s Tutorial and see how to use the extension then stick around to the end of the post remember that everything I show you in this Tutorial is completely free there is a paid version for the newest devices but that’s up to you if you want to sign up and there’s no affiliate links
So what you’re first going to need to do is open the extension just a quick recap on last week’s video the green button in the top right hand side lets you change the skin of the devices meaning if you want to view the website on a different phone device this is where you change it so this is obviously a Samsung.
If I want to change that to an iPhone I can do that within this menu or I can just change the model of the Samsung and the good thing is for us web designers if we’re in a preview window we can still use the extension so instead of our web page builder guessing what size phone we’re using we can accurately test it straight away within the page Builders preview window.
This is the one we are using in the extension at the moment don’t worry I will show you later in the video how to download all the other mobile devices but for now we’re going to go back to our simulated website and this time we’re going to change the orientation of the phone and we do that by clicking on the button on the right hand side and as you can see our page is fully responsive and we can use it as we would a normal mobile phone.
If you want to take a screenshot of our simulated page we can do that by clicking on the camera icon on the right hand side in here we can include or exclude the frame of the mobile phone we also have the option to take a full windows screenshot if you want to make a screen recording we can do that on the right hand side by just clicking the video camera button this is great if you want to send your clients demo videos of their website on mobile phones.
The really good thing here is when you have finished recording your video and you click the stop button you can automatically download the video or you can send it to someone else you will also see a preview of the video you’ve recorded if we want to change our screen from dark mode to light mode or light mode to dark mode we can do that on the right hand side by clicking on the activate button underneath that is a share button which makes it easier for you to send this site to someone else.
Underneath the share button we have a help centre and if you’ve got any issues with the extension you can send them to the developers and finally at the bottom we’ve got our settings we can do things like hiding the address bar on keyboard change our background colour and choose our default mobile device but when we load the extension now what I’m going to do is show you something I said I was going to show you earlier in the video and that was how to download all the images for the devices.
To do that we need to go back to the right hand side of our extension and click on features and mock-up and this time we’re going to click on mock-up and as you’ll see we get taken back over to the website and I did show you earlier how you can download this image of the mobile phone and if we scroll down just past this we can see there’s a button that says browse the other mock-ups.
If we give this a click we’ll be taken to a page that has all the images of the mock-ups we can download for free just click on the one you want to download and click on the download button if you have found this video useful please do hit that like And subscribe button and if you want to see how to install the extension then click on the Tutorial here
Now that’s it for this Tutorial
Thanks for watching and I will see you in the next one