Mobile site design – Its more then just making your site smaller so it fits on a mobile device.
Having a mobile version of you website is quickly becoming a standard. The need to connect with a mobile audience is growing, as well as the number of smartphone and tablet users. With so many options to create a mobile presence it’s hard to know which is right. In the end, it all comes down getting something that works best for your audiences needs, you or your companies needs, and staying within your budget. Above all you want to make sure your visitors are able to navigate through your site and are able to find the info they need, and quickly. While viewing websites on a mobile device or tablets, they should be able to easily bookmark your site for future visits. You want to do all of this while still having an eye catching, professional mobile web design, and for good reason. In a world where seconds can mean the difference between making a sale or landing a client, you need to capture your audience and keep them interested, and on as many devices as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by using a Responsive Design.
Responsive Site Design explained
Responsive design has grown from a buzzword to a new approach to designing both desktop and mobile websites. It is a website that literally responds to the device that is accessing it, and delivers the appropriate output and style. So rather than designing multiple sites for different sized devices, only one site is needed, and the size of the screen it is being viewed on will specify how it should be formatted and displayed.
Why use a Responsive Design?
Your site is going to be viewed under a lot of different conditions that you really can‚ predict. It makes sense to design a site that can adapt so it stands the best chance of working well, across all of the internet devices. The central concept is to build a series of scalable designs or styles targeted for specific screen resolutions in combination with using flexible layouts and scalable images. The web browsers provides the information that is needed to choose what style needs to displayed. So, instead of creating separate sites with different content, we create one site tailored for each device, a responsive site that will adapt within the available screen real estate. It is also important to note that the technical support for responsive design is evolving rapidly as well, code libraries and other development tools will help make implementation quicker and it this “fad” will quickly become an industry standard.
So, if you are looking to have a professional website design that will evolve with the ever-changing world of the internet, then responsive design should really be a consideration. At the very least it should be a significant factor in your next design brainstorming session.