I offer clients a mobile-accessible website as standard.
When building or updating your website my policy is to ensure that it is fully accessible to mobile and tablet devices.
This is achieved by using responsive designs to build adaptive websites.
A professionally designed and developed website reflects well on your business and makes customers feel more secure about choosing the products and services it offers.
This may sound harsh but unless you don’t care about your website’s performance you should already be fully responsive. The latest published statistics show the continued growth of mobile devices and smart phones to access the internet.
Using responsive web design is considered to be best practice to building websites. It’s about carefully crafting a website to be usable and aesthetically pleasing across a wide range of devices. Responsive websites use a fluid layout that adapts and responds to your user, serving all of your customers, no matter where or what they are viewing it on.
A website that works well on all devices means that you only have to maintain one website.
Your web site simply expands and contracts based on the size of the device that it’s being viewed on. Users will not have to scroll sideways.
Google states that responsive web design is its recommended mobile configuration, and even goes so far as to refer to responsive web design as the industry best practice.
Does your site meet the Mobile-Friendly test? Even if your site makes the grade today, there’s no guarantee that it will continue to stand up to future changes. Staying on top of mobile search trends needs to be a priority item. Mobile designs may not be fully compatible with future mobile browsers or devices. Responsive websites, on the other hand, will most likely be able to work with newer browsers and devices, so they’re more of a one-time investment.