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December 2012

Three Elements of a Mobile Responsive Website

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Three Elements of a Mobile Responsive Website – Creating specific mobile versions of your website has been deemed a necessity, but did you know that you can create one responsive website instead? Today, the ability for your website design to adjust and adapt to the user is imperative for success. With over 300 million computers and mobile devices being used to view online content, it is just smart business to become more responsive.

At the heart of responsive web design is the ability for your website to change to fit the device the user chooses for viewing the site. The code will make it respond appropriately to the size of screen the user is viewing the site with, as well as the browser choice. This allows the content to move around to be viewed in the most optimum way.

Whether the user is using a widescreen desktop monitor, a small laptop, a tablet or a mobile phone, the responsive website looks exactly right for each instance. No need to code a site for different viewers – you create one responsive site for all devices.

There are three important elements to consider when creating responsive websites:

1. Design for the mobile device first – Mobile devices are outselling PCs, so it just makes sense to change how we all think of website design and focus on mobile devices first. Get rid of extraneous design and focus where you should: on the content.

2. Optimize the organization of your content – Move items around, make important sections bigger, and use fewer columns in your site. Place the focus on whether the user can read and use the content you’ve provided. The user’s experience is paramount and the site will look good regardless of which device they use to reach your site.

3. Keep interaction a primary focus – Most people who view content with a mobile device are not viewing your content to see how great your design elements are. They’re just trying to read the content, the review, the directions, or something they’re linking directly to via another site. Ensure that they get to see that particular content when linking to your site and they don’t have to worry about your fabulous flash slide show on entry, or your huge menu. Let them go directly to the content they want to read.

Using CSS, fluid grids, scalable fonts, thoughtful navigation and clean design elements can make your website more responsive to all users’ devices. How your site looks will depend on the user’s pixels, screen size, font choices, and more, and not on your choice of how big your headers or banners should be. What’s important today is making it easy for the user to view and use your content no matter what device they use. Otherwise they may leave your site in frustration, causing you to possibly miss out on that sale.

While creating responsive mobile designed websites may seem complicated and difficult, the truth is that this is the direction the future is taking us. In fact, the future is here now that mobile devices are outselling personal computers.

If you use WordPress to build your sites, there are already many mobile responsive themes as well as plug-ins to help you design and develop your mobile responsive site easily and quickly. Our team are dedicated to ensuring that your website is mobile responsive and extremely user friendly.

 

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Your website need update

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If you first created your website from a template just because you wanted to be “on the web” but you’ve never updated it, and your website has no real traffic, it might be time to explore the idea of updating it. After all, a website is an excellent marketing tool that can bring new business to your door at less cost than other types of advertising and marketing.

Here are six reasons why it would be time to update your website.

1. Your Website Doesn’t Match Your Brand

If your website doesn’t match your other marketing materials in terms of look, feel, design or even color, it’s to redo your website. It’s important that all your marketing collateral goes together and is obviously from the same business. This is how you’ll get known. Your website should be an extension of your brand.

2. Your Website Looks Old-Fashioned

You don’t have to change your logo or colors to create a website that looks more modern. Today it’s all about layout and responsive design. If your website is not viewable easily on a mobile device it’s time to redo it. Create a responsive design that can be viewed on any size monitor for a quick update.
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Three tips for building your brand with web design

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You’ve worked hard building your business. The image you work so hard to build up and maintain is called your “brand”. All a brand is really is a symbol that represents everything you want your business to mean to the public.

Every aspect of your business evokes some kind of feeling in your customers or potential customers. You can elicit the feelings you want to come to mind when someone thinks of your business by controlling the sounds, phrases, and images that you use to represent your business.

One way to build your brand is to build a website. A website is just another piece of marketing collateral. It’s a powerful piece, but it’s still just another marketing tool. When you build a website you don’t want to start from scratch – you want to maintain the look and feel of your other marketing collateral in your website.

You want to continue the representations that you’ve already created in your logo, business cards, mission statement and even the decor you use in your office. All of these things evoke feelings in your clients or potential clients. Eventually, those feelings represent your image or brand to your clients.

Here are three tips for building your brand with web design.
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Web Design For Mobile

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Mobile Internet usage is on the rise, and the world of Web design continues to evolve so designers must learn to accomodate mobile devices. Thinking “Oh, my users won’t visit my website on a mobile device” is the worst mistake of all.There has been a long-running war going on over the mobile Web: it can be summarized with the following question: “Is there a mobile Web?”
That is, is the mobile device so fundamentally different that you should make different websites for it, or is there only one Web that we access using a variety of different devices? Acclaimed usability pundit Jakob Nielsen thinks that you should make separate mobile websites. I disagree.
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