Mobile responsive design? There are two kinds of sites you’ll see on your phone. One where it loads the whole site and you have to pinch and expand to see or click most anything and the kind where it the layout is perfect and there is no pinch, grab or zooming. That kind of site is what is called Mobile Responsive. Google is rewarding sites like that with boosts in the search engines. If your site is mobile responsive, you are rewarding your readers. Win Win!
Infographics are great (sometimes). They better illustrate the important points you may be trying to get across. Here’s a really long one from Bluehost. Sometimes they are just giant advertising pieces. This one isn’t. They make some good points. Besides I like Bluehost!
Here’s the cliff notes.
Mobile is here to stay. But what is mobile? Is it a small iPhone? a Samsung Galaxy S5? an even bigger Phablet? or an actual tablet? Each has it’s own set of screen sizes. Let’s add yet another factor. Are they holding that in ‘portrait’ or in ‘landscape’? Yet another set of dimensions to deal with.
You need a website. You also need a mobile website. Mobile Responsive Design attempts to adapt to both of these options. It’s not perfect but it certainly is a great way to cover both bases. Today, I ONLY build sites that are HTML5 / Mobile Responsive. Some of my work is adapting older sites and updating them to Mobile responsive.
Here’s a short video I did a while ago. (my theme has changed since then but the concept remains)
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