Responsive Websites from New Leaf Web Design
So, what are responsive websites? Responsive websites are seen by many as the natural evolution of the PC era. Responsive websites use a series of media queries to ascertain what size screen is attempting to view the website and then uses flexible images and fluid website layouts to size the website correctly to the screen that is viewing it.
Responsive Websites or a Mobile Website?
Websites are now viewed on smaller screens and over slower connections while people are out and about, this brings new challenges to the design and build of websites. We can now use the same website with a "responsive" layout that shrinks to fit smaller screens, making important information easier to read. Navigation also needs to be changed for mobile, as touch interfaces need finger friendly sizing of links and buttons.
Over the last 2 years, the popularity of mobile websites has increased significantly, having a mobile website used to show your company to be forward thinking and ahead of the competition. Now, if you don't have a mobile website, research has shown that this can sometimes have a negative effect on how potential clients perceive your company or services that you offer.
When you are ready to look at your own mobile website, there are 2 options available to you. You can either develop a fully responsive website or you can develop a separate mobile version. To find out more about responsive websites upgrading of an existing website, creating a fully responsive website or a purpose built mobile website, please call us with any questions you may have.