Responsive Website Design
What Is Responsive Website Design?
Responsive website design is all about making sure your website views correctly on devices of all sizes.
All modern web designs should be mobile responsive to accommodate desktops down to mobile phones.
The way we approach responsive website design is to start with the smallest device first then ad features for tablets, laptops and then desktop screens.
This design approach allows our design team to create a user experience tailored for all users.
One of the often overlooked factors is page loading speed. What does this mean? Well everyone wants the internet to be instant don't they? I Know we do. If you have a fast broadband connection you will probably never notice issues with slow websites. However how fast do you find your internet on your phone when you are not at home or work?
This is where page speed comes into the design process. Your web page is basically a file which can be made up of lots of other smaller files. The bigger the file the longer the page load time is. So if you have a video on your website that loads great on your computer at home, but takes 15 seconds to load on your mobile device you may want to have a re think on which devices need to load that video file. This approach stops your potential customer from closing your webpage because it is taking too long to load and goes to a competitors web site that loads so much faster than yours.
There are many considerations to be taken into account with mobile website development but we will take you through every step of the design process.
Why Do I Need A Responsive Website Design?
Having a responsive website allows every user to view your website’s content perfectly tailored for their viewing device. Because a responsive website dynamically re sizes its content, pictures and functions display correctly on all devices.
Mobile and Tablet Users
As more people view the internet on mobile devices, having a mobile responsive website is the most important part of any website development process. Websites that are not a responsive design are missing out on the majority of potential internet based customers.
Website Rankings and SEO
The search engines now take mobile responsive design as a major ranking factor. As mobile users account for the bulk of website searches, having a mobile ready website is a must in order to rank higher in website searches.
Website Page Speed
Probably the most important part of website design is page loading speed. This is directly linked to having a mobile responsive website design. By optimising your website code, your website will load pages as efficiently as possible.