responsive websites for all devices

Importance of Responsive & Mobile Friendly Web Design in 2019

Have you ever visited a website and it doesn’t load properly on your mobile device or tablet?  The text is too small, the links are almost impossible to click without trying to zoom in and find them.  This is an example of a website which is not so friendly or responsive to mobile devices.

Our Philadelphia web design team has a mobile first mentality.  More people today use their mobile phones for accessing the web than desktop computers.  If you want to stay current and relevant, you need to have a responsive website design.

 

What is a responsive website design?

It’s a very simple concept.  A responsive web page changes to properly display and fit to the screen size of the visitors device.  So it will “respond” or know what type of device you are using and change the layout to display is a friendly way for you to view it.

The website will display differently for all devices and screen sizes:

  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptop Computers
  • Mobile Phones
  • Tablets

In the not so distant past, websites sometimes had two versions of their pages.  A desktop version and a mobile version.  With responsive design, you only need one version which will change with the user’s device.

 

What are the best responsive website platforms?

Today the most popular website design platforms offering responsive design are:

  • WordPress
  • Squarespace
  • Wix

There are many other platforms which are standard with responsive designs.  These could be simple website creators or even complex Ecommerce sites.

You can choose any of the above platforms and you will have a responsive, mobile friendly website.  Our recommendation is investing in a WordPress website.  They are the most popular platform in the world and have so many features it would take me 100 blog posts to list them for you.

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