Written by Jason Zagami

 

Is your website Mobile Friendly? Many website still aren't optimized for mobile devices. Responsive Web Design is a way to build websites to work well on any size device. Responsive Design is coded to shift, organize, and resize itself to fit any size screen. This is important because there are a zillion different screen sizes, and your website should look great on every screen.

If you're on a desktop computer see how our homepage responds by resizing the window on your browser Click Here.

Responsive Design vs Static Design

Older website are considered static, they don't adapt to a range of screen sizes. This make it nearly impossible to read web text. Responsive Design resizes everything to fit at the right size no matter what the screen resolution.

Responsive Design

responsive web design

Un-Responsive Design


responsive web design

How It Works

I've included a diagram below that shows how the responsive web design grid works to move things around. On a desktop screen you have a wide rectangle, but on a smartphone it's a tall rectangle. I chose simple shapes to help you follow where things move. The triangle stays in the top box, while the side by side octagon and square shapes are now stacked on top of each other. Notice how the circle shape that was on the line between the two boxes is now split in half and no longer lines up on the smartphone screen. You have to be conscious of this when designing. Any design elements in between the grid boxes will not render correctly, so designers get creative to work around these constraints.

Improve Your Search Ranking with Mobile Friendly Design

Google has Free Mobile Friendly Test Tool that will show you how well your website works on mobile devices. Click Here to test your site.

If you're site isn't mobile friendly than search engines will penalize your site and move it behind your competitors who are mobile friendly. We can fix it!

According to Google:

Starting April 21, 2015, Google Search will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in Google Search results. Users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results optimized for their devices.[/fusion_text]

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