Why We Build Responsive Websites
Posted on: Apr 18, 2018
If you have a business, and don’t have a website, you probably never heard of Responsive Web Design and what it can do for you.
There are Plent-o-website designers out there on the Internet. Some are good, where others… not so much.
We'd like to provide you with what we think makes a good website, let’s try to have it work on all computers, phones, and tablets, and for all users, for starters. That's basically what responsive web design is all about. Making sure your website is accessible to everyone on all types of devices.
Most small business owners looking for a web designer don’t ask all the important questions about what kind of website they’re going to get, how would they even know where to start? A typical small business owner has a lot on their plate to get their business going. Most know they just need a website. And, perhaps some of those small business owners just assume “a website is a website, right?” Not even close. A smartphone is a smartphone, right? How about if we compare computers? And, all of the tools and resources it takes to run a small business, these are all the same for every business, I think you get the picture.
Most of us know there are differences in life, so why do we lump all website designers together as the same? I can tell you from experience, the majority of us don’t understand or want to understand the differences in Web Design. It’s not something most of us research for fun unless you’re a computer geek or someone working in the industry or in marketing.
If you have a business and don’t have a website, you probably don’t think a lot about how a website works on a desktop, tablet or smartphone. Responsive Web Design is not new. It has been around since 2010. Some web designers create only responsive websites, and others just design responsive when the customer requests a website that’ll work on their mobile because that is what they’ve heard will help them in Google. The fact is, yes, it will help you in Google but it will also do a lot more for your visitors.
Shouldn’t we be thinking about the people instead of the search engines? We think so!
Ideal HTML makes responsive websites for one reason, the end user. We care about website visitors and how they interact with the website. If the customer doesn’t see the website content because it isn’t viewable on a smart phone, then we didn’t do our job right!