What is Responsive Web Design?
Responsive Web Design ensures your website will load correctly on any device, whether it’s a mobile phone, tablet, laptop and/or desktop computer. We always stay on top of the latest technologies when developing your website.
Some websites redirect to a mobile-friendly website (i.e. m.yourdomain.com), however that is not best practices. The reasoning is that Google recognizes yourdomain.com and m.yourdomain.com (mobile site) as two separate websites. With responsive design, your website will auto-adjust based on the resolution of the device. You can test and see if a website is responsive ready simply by performing either the following:
- Resize your web-browser on your laptop or desktop. As you shrink the window, you should see elements move around to fill the window. If you see a horizontal scroll-bar, the website is not mobile-friendly.
- Visit the website on a mobile device to see if it redirects to another url (i.e. m.yourdomain.com)
- On the mobile device, if you see a horizontal scrollbar, the website is not mobile friendly
How does Responsive Design affect SEO?
According to Google, “Responsive design is Google’s recommended design platform“. No one knows Google’s search algorithm, however if Google publishes an article and recommends web designers adhere to certain practices, it’s probable and likely it’s a contributing factor in their search algorithm.
How to Get Started?
Whether you have a website, or need a new one, we are here to help.