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Responsive Web Design

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Ever since the web was established in the early nineties it has been evolving, with new features, functionality and capabilities being added. 

One of the most important developments of recent years has been Responsive Web Design. Websites that use responsive design adapt to the device they're being viewed on - be it a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. 

It's easy to forget that tablets have been with us barely five years and the widespread use of smartphones is also very recent. In this short period of time these devices have increasingly been used to visit websites. Many of these sites will have been designed and built to be viewed on desktop or laptop screen, in the days when very few mobile devices were being used to browse the web.

With responsive design, layouts adapt to varying screen sizes and text becomes readable on small screens. Links and menus can be sized such that they can be selected using a finger rather that a pointing device. Overall the experience on mobile devices is much improved. 

We now design all our websites to be used on mobile and desktop devices. In addition we can modify your existing website to be mobile-friendly, either based on the existing design or a completely new look.

If you'd like to find out more about how we can help you with a mobile friendly website just contact us.