Providing Augusta GA Web Design
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A big part of providing Augusta GA web design that works is in making them “Responsive”. So what is responsive website design?” Well the fastest explanation is in the video above, but if your one of the few who prefer written word to video, here’s a quick explanation. Responsive Web design is an approach whereby a designer creates a web page that “responds to” or resizes itself depending on the type of device it is being seen through. That could be an over-sized desktop computer monitor, a laptop, a 10-inch tablet, a 7-inch tablet, or a 4-inch smartphone screen.
Responsive website design has become one of the hottest trends in 2013. This is due in part to the growth of smartphones and other mobile devices. More people are using smaller-screen devices to view Web pages.
In fact, Mashable even dubbed 2013 the Year of Responsive Web Design. Pete Cashmore wrote, “For those of us who create websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build for all of them.”
What Does Responsive Mobile Web Design Look Like?It looks like the one you’re viewing right now.
Just look at this site on any device, be it any desktop, laptop, tablet (any brand or size), or smartphone (again any brand) and you’ll see not just a consistent presentation but an optimal use of space in every individual resolution. This is mobile web design done right. The purpose of responsive design is to have one site, but with different elements that respond differently when viewed on devices of different sizes.
Let’s take traditional web sites. When viewed on a desktop computer, for instance, the website might show three columns. But when you view that same layout on a smaller tablet, it might force you to scroll horizontally, something users don’t like. Or elements might be hidden from view or look distorted. The impact is also complicated by the fact that many tablets can be viewed either in portrait orientation, or turned sideways for landscape view.
On a tiny smartphone screen, websites can be even more challenging to see. Large images may break the layout. Sites can be slow to load on smartphones if they are graphics heavy.
However, if a site uses responsive design, the tablet version might automatically adjust to display just two columns. That way, the content is readable and easy to navigate. On a smartphone, the content might appear as a single column, perhaps stacked vertically. Or possibly the user would have the ability to swipe over to view other columns. Images will resize instead of distorting the layout or getting cut off. With responsive design, the website automatically adjusts based on the device the viewer sees it in. The value for the visitor is how it streamlines the delivery of information for them, saving them time and making the information that much easier to digest.
Client Spotlight: Brittany Hopkins, Meybohm Realtor.
A beautiful responsive design that will look great on any device her customers use. Combine this with great branding and a homepage slider sure to make jaws drop, she’s ready to reach her audience everywhere and make a lasting impression.
More Reasons to go mobile
What does it mean to go mobile?
For starters, the mobile web is a completely new frontier; you can’t expect to just transfer your traditional web presence into the mobile domain if you want to be successful. That is because mobile websites are different, mobile web users expect different things, and mobile search engines use a protocol unique to the mobile world. If you don’t take your business mobile, you will be missing out on this new and exciting sector. Therefore, it pays (literally) to get in the know.
The 3 Most Overall Important Factors about Taking Your Business Mobile
These days, in order to truly stay on top of the internet marketing game, you must do more than just manage a great website, post in forums, and participate in social media networks. You must be willing to take your web presence to the next level, and that means going mobile. We want your business to be on the cutting edge!
1. Traditional site design versus mobile (responsive) design
While it is true that people can access and view your traditional website using their mobile devices, it is also true that users will have an extremely difficult time reading your website’s content, and an even tougher time navigating through your site. (If you want to know what your traditional site looks like on a mobile device, simply zoom out on your desktop computer screen. Not pretty, huh?) Whereas traditional site design is aimed at creating a comprehensive and visually pleasing experience for site visitors, mobile site design centers primarily on ease of navigation. Mobile web users don’t like scrolling, typing in text, or waiting for pages to load; therefore, mobile websites keep content and graphics to a minimum, and instead focus on providing exactly what is needed in a way that is super-simple to view and access.
2. The mobile audience
Many mobile web users use only their mobile devices to access the Internet, foregoing computer use altogether. That means they expect certain things. They use the web to search for businesses and get quick information, and do very little web browsing just for the fun of it. They want quality, not quantity, and they don’t want to have to work to use a website.
3. Mobile SEO
seo is just as important in the mobile web as it is in the traditional web. However, it is also much different. Mobile search engines behave differently, and the unique composition of mobile websites means they must be optimized in ways that are unique to the mobile world. Taking the wrong steps, or skipping certain steps, when using SEO for your mobile website can make it virtually invisible in the mobile web.
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