What is mobile/responsive web design?

responsvie web designWith the continued rise of mobile web users you can no longer ignore mobile/responsive website design if you wish to have a successful website. Mobile (phone and tablets) users must be able to clearly access your website in a manner that is compatible with the device they are using. If your website was designed with strictly the desktop user in mind you need to contact us today!

So what is mobile/responsive web design? It is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. Responsive web design consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS3 media queries. As the user switches from their laptop to tablet, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, the website should have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s device.

It is also important to note that mobile/responsive web design is now an important ranking factor for SEO. Google has announced that it will rank mobile friendly websites higher in the mobile search results vs. non-mobile friendly sites.

Can I see some examples?

Sure you can! Below are a few sites we have designed with mobile/responsive web design in mind. You can view them on a variety of devices to see how well they respond to each environment.

Carolina Custom Designs
Bauer Heating & Cooling
Biosound Healing
Restaurant Knowledge & Food Safety
Plummer, Russell & Plummer Law Offices

My website is NOT mobile/responsive. Will I need a completely new website?

Not usually. In most cases we can take your existing website and make it responsive. In some rare cases it may be less expensive to create a new site with mobile/responsive design first. Each website is evaluated on an individual basis and then we can give you your best option.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can have a responsive website