Is your Website Mobile Friendly?
Today, I would like to bring the topic of responsive web design to your attention. This is something that everyone who has a website (whether for business or for pleasure) should take into account. If you are fortunate enough to have a web designer, they will confirm how important this feat is. But what does a responsive website actually mean, and how can it help business owners or bloggers like you and me?
I’ve heard the term ‘responsive web design‘ thrown around at work A LOT recently. *Scratches Head.* I had no clue what it meant. So, I asked a few questions and conducted some research that I’d love to share with you in this post. Hopefully we will all leave with a few new things to think about. Let’s crack on!
What Makes a Responsive Web Design?
A responsive web design is one that adapts to the different ways in which it might be viewed. In the past, two websites may have been needed – one for the larger screen of a laptop or desktop computer, and another for the smaller screens of a mobile phone. Sounds like pure effort to me. I’m tired just thinking about it. Alas that doesn’t even take into account everything in between. Such as tablets people! Gosh dang tablets!
If you are a business owner, having a responsive website means that you no longer need to speak to your website design company about having multiple websites to cover every eventuality. You will just need the one super duper website that adapts and changes depending on where and how it is being viewed.
Who you gonna call… CODE COWBOY
Although this sounds complicated, for an expert providing web design services, it is a relatively easy task. If you request it, they should quickly incorporate it into your website layout. It relies on getting the code of your website right in the first place, and once that is done the code should work for all devices.
The good news for those of us who don’t know that much about web design, is that although code sounds a difficult thing to master … if you are employing someone to create your design for you, you don’t need to know about it. Hallelujah!
Yaaaaaaaaas Code Cowboy … Writing code so we don’t have to!
Why Should Your Website Be Mobile Friendly?
The main reason that any web design should include mobile device optimization is that more people browse and buy using their mobile phones, rather than their laptops and computers. We are out and about so much of the time, meaning our mobile device is our go to gadget. I guess it was inevitable that this would become the most popular way of selling and buying goods.
If your website is not designed to work well on a mobile phone, then your customers will most likely look elsewhere rather than waiting to get onto their laptops to buy later. This is what customers expect these days, and if they do not receive mobile-friendly sites, then they will swiftly move onto your competition. You and your business will be left behind. Ouch.
Customers want easy visibility, and the ability to purchase what they want quickly and easily without fuss. A mobile-friendly website will allow them to do just that. Not only is it a good thing for your customers if your site is mobile optimized, but it is good for you too. Remember, our best pal Google will rank pages that are mobile friendly higher than those that are not.
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