NetSuite SiteBuilder Responsive Website

Online sales and searches from mobile devices has surpassed those of desktops. Today, having a Google-approved mobile-friendly website is extremely important. Normally, NetSuite SiteBuilder websites are only viewable on desktops computers. However, we've created custom code and techniques that allow you to continue to use SiteBuilder, but have a completely responsive website. (website that adjusts gracefully to fit on desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers)

This gives you many benefits. You only have one website to maintain; Google will included your site in searches from mobile devices; and sale from mobile devices should increase. Read below to understand how Wuebben Design transforms your current NetSuite SiteBuilder website into a fully responsive & mobile friendly website using the same NetSuite templates and layouts. Then give us a call. From USA call: 302.304.8404.

NetSuite Site Builder and Responsive Website Design

NetSuite SiteBuilder uses table cells to display sections of the site, and the cells in category & item lists. Layouts are hard-coded to use a specific number of category and item list cells per row. The original cart & checkout also use wide tables. This makes it impossible for normal SiteBuilder sites to be used for handheld devices. We have a solution that can use your original templates, yet still work with handhelds; all internal to NetSuite.

SiteBuilder Theme for Responsive Website - Our Solution

Originally, we spent four years developing a single-page mobile app for NetSuite SiteBuilder. It looked great but was too difficult to setup & maintain plus it couldn't contain other customizations users have added to their site. In order to maintain a consistent user experience we took all we learned making the mobile app, and applied that to creating code so normal NetSuite SiteBuilder templates can be used for handhelds.

You can keep all the customization that you've made to your templates, (and we can add a few more for you), and have your site appear properly and consistently on any screen size.

The code and techniques we developed work like magic and have unique features that only we provide. On category and item list layouts, we (surprisingly) still use table cells, as they are the best for maintaining an even height through a row, and elegantly adjust width-wise as the screen size changes. Our code is smart enough to know when to adjust the number of cells per row, and it happens in less than the blink of an eye. It also adjusts the heights of each Responsive Cell* so your site always looks great.

This is particularly important if your item list cell content can be more or less depending on the item. The item name, brief description, thumbnail, promotion elements, pricing display can all have an effect on the height of the table.

Maintaining a consistent look across an entire row, no matter how many cells are in that row at any given screen-size is vital for a visually pleasing site.

NetSuite Cart, Checkout and Customer Center

As a SiteBuilder user you are used to NetSuite's old cart and checkout pages. Though we've developed techniques to make them visually appealing, (and even add custom features), that cart and checkout is not responsive so it won't function easily on mobile devices.

NetSuite has a great solution freely available to you; but it takes a good deal of experience to install, set-up, & customize. However, some of the simple additions that came easily with the original checkout, like adding custom transaction body fields, takes more effort to add with the new checkout. But it works really well with handheld devices so it is worth the effort.

The latest shopping cart, checkout and customer center bundle available for SiteBuilder users comes directly from NetSuite's SCA. It's perfect for a responsive website & even includes a major change to the Customer Center; making it much more useful.

There are hundreds of files associated with the cart & checkout which can be customized to add features, content, or custom fields. To get a full understanding of what it takes to install, set up, & customize NetSuite's latest cart & checkout, and to see a list of our most requested customizations, please see the page: Latest Cart and Checkout - Installation & Customization.

Final Thoughts

Checkout out our portfolio to see how we handle heavily customized NetSuite SiteBuilder websites and responsive design.

It is time to call Wuebben Design: customizing NetSuite websites since 2004!

View Our NetSuite SiteBuilder Portfolio

Since 2004 we've been building world-class websites for NetSuite SiteBuilder users – adding unique styling and customizations. View our portfolio to see for your self.

  • Site-wide / Header Customizations
  • Global Site Search in Header
  • Item Suggestion / Typeahead Search ***
  • Custom Dropdown Navigation
  • Customizable Mini-Cart
  • NetSuite Left Links Customized
  • Login / Logout Links
  • Unique Cart Item / Total
  • Quick Order with Item ID
  • Reorder Lists
  • Site-wide Compare Items
  • Homepage Animations
  • Homepage Multiple Featured Items Sliders
  • Site-wide Wholesale Users
  • Latest Cart & Checkout Customizations
  • Cart Shows Matrix Option Thumbnail
  • Disallow Duplicate Accounts
  • Auto-select Credit Card Type
  • Return to Page After Login
  • Show Invoices on My Account
  • Category & Item List Layouts
  • Responsive Cells *
  • "Quick View" Pop-up
  • Promotional Icons
  • Color Swatches for Matrix Items
  • Unique Filtering/Facets **
  • Group by Item Groups
  • Items Added Pop-Up Box
  • Customized Pricing Display
  • Display Over 50 Items
  • Use Inventory "Locations"
  • Thumbnail animation on hover
  • Multiple Add-To-Cart
  • Shop By Brand
  • Shop By Color
  • Kit Items On-the-fly
  • Item Detail Customizations
  • Add-To-Cart Header on Scroll
  • Display morphs based upon...
  • Multiple Item Images with Zoom
  • Sale Pricing (with $ or % savings)
  • Matrix Selection Swaps Images / Specs
  • Matrix Selection Disables Invalid Options
  • Select Color Options via Thumbnail
  • Show Same Colored Items on Matrix selection
  • Specifications from Custom Item Fields
  • Tabs for Overview, Reviews, Specs, etc.
  • Links to Item's Other Categories
  • Add Multiple Additional Options To Cart
  • "Faux-Matrix" Items
  • Link to PDF downloads
  • Kit Items On-the-fly

*Responsive Cells: We create responsive item list cells completely differently than anyone else. The cells expand horizontally until an additional cell can be added. It is graceful and barely noticeable. Our cells also expand vertically, meaning you can have different amounts of information in each cell, yet ALL the cells in any given row are all the same height. Finally, our method encourages two cells per row on handhelds in portrait mode, instead of everyone else's single cell per row. Makes shopping easier. And best of all they still use normal NetSuite SiteBuilder templates and layouts. Check them out; our responsive item list cells are fantastic!

**Unique Filtering/Facets Our filters work on the item list or category list level. Items displayed can be filtered by any custom item field, or by price range. Unlike every other filtering system you've seen, our system updates content immediately, without additional server requests. Every category is maintained the standard NetSuite method you currently use: it's just now you have filters/facets. Totally responsive – working great on handhelds! All data stays internal to NetSuite so your business data is secure and under your control - always - with NO EXTRA MONTHLY FEES. (All the data is pre-rendered via daily scripts.) In handheld mode the filters display like a typical 'hamburger' navigation.

***Item Suggestion / Typeahead Search Immediately displayed dropdown of item suggestions or type-ahead search phrases on your normal NetSuite global search. NO EXTRA MONTHLY FEES.


We can make NetSuite SiteBuilder websites be fully responsive, yet be internal to NetSuite using the normal layouts and templates.



We can customize your NetSuite SiteBuilder templates to add ANYTHING you can need. Unique, effective and easy to maintain.



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