Responsive Design, Mobile Friendly Websites, Search Engine Optimisation, Salford, Greater Manchester
If you have a website for your business, you may have heard the term ‘Responsive Design’, and if not – you will! Responsive design might be one of the most important aspects of your company website.
So, is your website mobile friendly? If the answer to this is ‘no’ or ‘I’m not sure’, you may want to read on.
It is a fact that the majority of commercial websites were originally built with the intention of being accessed from desktop or laptop computers. As technology has advanced, the use of mobile devices for accessing search engines and purchasing goods has sky rocketed, so much so that website design which caters to and supports this is now a priority. Figures show that in 2013 more than 70% of all internet users did so via their mobile device. A year later this had increased to 79%, and it is estimated to reach 90% by 2017.
It is therefore extremely important for business owners to consider the implications of these facts, and act accordingly. It is easy to put your head in the sand and imagine that it wont affect you but your old type website, when viewed on a smart phone or tablet is probably slow to respond, and troublesome to view. This prompts potential customers to move on to a more up to date, responsive design website. People searching on the internet while on the move are generally short of time, and require a rapid, hassle free experience. Businesses that wish to remain competitive would be unwise to ignore this.
Plus, Google announced after releasing information on mobile friendly searches in January, that sites which are not mobile friendly will be downgraded.
A responsive design website can instantly respond by sensing the specifications of the device it is being viewed on. These sites are a pleasure to use and are swift and efficient presenting a world of advantages for the business concerned.
Autus Web Design & Marketing, have successfully redesigned a number of clients websites, using software like WordPress, to incorporate the responsive design specification. IDCUK based in Salford, Greater Manchester, are specialists in the supply and installation of aluminium doors and glazing for the domestic and commercial market. They are a forward looking company, and recently commissioned Autus to rebuild their website. They now have a smart, high performance responsive design website which looks amazing and functions superbly on any device.
If you would like to learn how responsive design can benefit your business call David Clough on 0161 278 2534 for a no cost consultation.