We’re willing to bet that before you turned on your computer today you visited at least one or two websites via your cell phone or other mobile device. You might even be on that device now!
While you have adjusted to this new mobile reality and the convenience that comes with it, has your business’s website kept up?
Responsive web design is the new standard
Mobile-responsive web design is what users have come to expect. Not too long ago, it was the standard to have a website with a desktop-specific design and separate mobile design, individually optimized for different screen sizes. When a visitor arrived at your site, it would figure out what device or computer they were using, and send them to the correct version of pages. But what do you do now, when your visitor might be on a tablet, mini-tablet, “phablet,” or even a smart watch?
The best way to make your website future-proof is to make one beautiful design that automatically rearranges itself to fit your visitor’s screen.
Even more great things about responsive mobile web design
- Performance & Speed: A website optimized to work on every device has performance in mind. Your site will likely load more quickly than a traditional website.
- Cheaper & Easier: Programming just one website – even an elaborate one that adjusts its size – is easier, faster and therefore cheaper for you than creating several different sites. Plus your developers will thank you!
- Simple Maintenance: When you edit a page once, it changes for all devices. The text, photos and videos you’ve added will work for anyone, no matter what they’re using to visit your site.
- No Domain Scramble: Every page just has one address (no separate “m.yourdomain.com” page), which is less confusing for people sharing links to your site, and easier for search engines like Google to find your content.
Is your current website responsive?
Step 1: Open up your company’s website on a computer.
Step 2: Drag the edges of your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) to make the page very narrow, then very wide.
Do you see your website changing? A true responsive design will shuffle items around, change your menus to compact, finger-sized buttons, and update the number of page columns to fit the size of the page. If you have trouble reading or displaying items on your site, it’s time for a mobile update as thousands of potential customers search for you on the go.
If you think it’s time for your website to be updated for the mobile age, contact us today.