Responsive web design is what allows your main website to intuitively know whether someone is looking at your site on a laptop, iPad or smart phone, and re-sizes the graphics to fit their screen.
How important is that? In 2012, more than half
of all searches were done on a mobile device. And you know how awful it is to view a regular website on a mobile phone!
Now think about this: your customer is on their iPhone searching for exactly what you do. Of the results that show up on Google, your site is not set up to be a responsive site, while that pesky competitor of yours does have a responsive/mobile site. Which company's website do you think that mobile phone user is going to want to look at?
Responsive web design isn't just something you can "tack on" to an existing
website: it has to be part of your website's code and built in from the website's beginning.
Check out these links to two recent websites we've built as responsive sites: Orthoneuro.com, TravelDogNetwork.com.
Viewing a responsive website, site, use the lower right corner
of your browser window and make the browser window the approximate size
- a horizontal iPad screen, then
- a vertical iPad screen, then
- an iPhone screen
See how the elements instantly change? That, my friend, is a responsive website!
So when you talk with a Columbus web design firm, be sure their Columbus web designers know how to build responsive sites.
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