Responsive Mobile Friendly websites Wandsworth

What is Responsive Web Design?

Responsive web design is a method of building websites based on using a fluid, intelligent design that allows it change depending on the device that it is being viewed on.

The website “knows” what device is being used to view it, so it automatically adjusts the website presentation to give the optimum viewing experience to the user whether they are looking on a laptop/desktop, tablet or mobile device. Typically column widths and spacing will adjust, text sizes will change and the website navigation will adapt to give the best user interface.

For example,  a page with 3 vertical columns on a desktop Рsee the what we do page Рwill adjust on a tablet / mobile device to show the 3 columns stacked vertically on top of each other filling the width of the screen.

If a website looks the same on a mobile device as it does on a desktop but reduced in size to fit onto the narrow width screen then it is not a responsive design.

If you have to zoom and scroll to read the website content on a mobile device then it is not a responsive design.

Use this online tool to test if your website has a responsive design,

Advantages of Responsive Webdesign

  • There is only one version of the website for all devices
  • It’s good for SEO – Google says so
  • Produces websites that are mobile friendly
  • The design and look and feel of the website is the same across all devices
  • It’s becoming the standard way of building websites – you need to use it match or better your competition
  • It’s future proof – A Responsive website will on new devices
  • More visitor interaction on your website

Responsive Mobile Friendly websites Wandsworth

What is Mobile Friendly Design?

It’s simple really – It’s a web design that displays correctly on a mobile device

That means

  • You can easily read the text on the screen without having to zoom in
  • Content fits the screen so you don’t have to scroll horizontally or zoom
  • Links are spaced apart so that they can be easily and correctly tapped
  • Website doesn’t use software that might not be on a mobile device e.g. Flash

Advantages of Mobile Friendly Webdesign

  • Better user experience as the website is easy to use
  • Users will spend more time on the website
  • Website will load quickly as code is optimised for mobile
  • Improved mobile SEO
  • Potential to give you an advantage over your competition

In July 2019 Google introduced “Mobile-First” indexing. Mobile-first indexing is how Google crawls and indexes your website. Instead of examining the desktop version of the page, Google examines¬† the mobile version of the page.¬† Google is crawling and indexing your website based on how it renders on a mobile phone versus a desktop computer. So it is essential that your website is mobile friendly.

Is your website mobile friendly?

You can test your website by viewing it on a mobile device. What is important is whether Google thinks your website is mobile friendly so you can test it using the Google Mobile Friendly Test

Goggle will tell you Yes or No