Long gone are the days that you would need multiple websites to accommodate all of the different devices offered in today’s booming technological world. Website design and development has come a long way since then and we now have access to some great new technology that allows you to have one website that if setup properly, works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.
It’s called Responsive Website Design, and we’re proud to offer it as a service to our customers.
Having a responsive website that is available on all devices is crucial to your business’s online presence. Mobile searching has grown exponentially in the past 10 years and shows no signs of slowing down. People are swapping their laptops for tablets, and their flip phones for smart phones. Times are changing and your website should too.
Chances are that your non-responsive website will still show up on mobile devices, but important links, text and sometimes even photos may be very small and hard for your potential clients to use to get the information that they are looking for. Responsive websites fix this problem by dynamically adjusting how your website appears based on the size of the screen it is being presented on. On smart phones your website takes on more of an app-like appearance while on your computer everything looks normal. On tablets, you’ll notice that your website is presented as a sort of hybrid of how it looks on your smart phone and website combined. The best way to demonstrate this responsive effect is really to just show you.
We recently completed a responsive website for one of our clients; Citywide Property Maintenance. If you visit their website (new window will open for you) and adjust the width of your screen you’ll get a nice visual demonstration of how responsive website design works. Notice that as the website’s width shrinks, important information reorganizes and stacks on top of the other relevant information. Text and photos remain at a legible size and your navigation converts to a more user-friendly drop-down type system. All of these changes make for an improved user experience and will keep your clients happy no matter what device they are viewing your website on.