Responsive website design for businesses in the Portsmouth area
Unless you have been living in a cave somewhere without any access to the media, I’m sure you will have heard the term “mobile friendly”. An associated term you might not have heard, unless you are closely associated with the web industry, is “responsive web design”.
A responsive design is how we implement a mobile friendly website. It basically means that the website design is fluid and dynamically adapts to suit the size of the screen of the device that it is currently being viewed on.
Below is an example of a responsive web design we did for local networking group “Business Builders“. As you can see, the layout changes to suit the size of the screen it is being displayed on so that it is user friendly and enables the viewer to see all the same information clearly and easily without having to zoom in or scroll horizontally to read the content or click on a button.
This means that one single design can work across all platforms rather than having to produce multiple versions of the site for different devices (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop). The obvious benefits are that this solution is much more cost effective and less to manage and maintain than multiple sites.
There has been a continuous growth over the last year or two in the number of searches being carried out on mobiles which has led to search engines like Google moving more towards using mobile search data rather than desktop search data in the search results that they return. As a result, it is very important to make sure your website works well on mobile devices. Google recommend using responsive web design in order that the site works across all platforms and hence does not get penalised for not being mobile friendly.
If you would like to see some responsive web design examples, take a look at our portfolio.
These days, at Scalar Enterprises, as part of our standard development process, all of our new designs we produce are responsive websites as it is also important from a search point of view as Google use “mobile friendly” as a ranking factor in their search results.
In some cases, we can also re-work older websites to become responsive although this is not always possible / cost effective.
See our “Mobile friendly web design” page for more information.
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