Is your website mobile friendly?

Responsive Web Design

Gone are the days when you can expect to have your website viewed only on computer monitors. People are connected to the internet through a wide range of devices now in addition to desktop and laptop computers. How does your website look on:

  • smartphones like the iPhone or Android phone?
  • tablets like iPad?
  • TVs?

If you don’t like the way your website looks on these different devices, contact me and we can talk about how we might adapt your site to be more scalable / responsive in nature. It is usually advantageous to have a website that can adapt to different screen sizes rather than one site for desktop computers and a separate site for mobile users.

Making a site “responsive” in nature is done by employing some HTML and CSS magic, creating . . .

  1. Flexible, page layout grids/structures
  2. Flexible, scalable images and media
  3. CSS3 media queries to allow for custom styling at different screen widths
  4. And last but not least, excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail when building the site

Kudos to Ethan Marcotte and his recently published book, Responsive Web Design. I found it very helpful and has been influential in my recent approach to designing/building websites.

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