Posts Tagged ‘responsive design’
Editor’s note: This post was written by Alice McGlinn, who has been a tech nerd since receiving her first computer ten years ago. Since then, she’s been spending her time learning and writing about all things technology.
According to the Pew Research Internet Project, 56 percent of all adults in the U.S. own a smartphone, and the number is even higher for 20 to 30-year-olds. This is the first time since the Pew Research Center started watching smartphone trends that the majority of American adults use smartphones. Although most businesses these days have a website to represent their product or service, many of them are not mobile device-ready. Nothing will send your visitors away faster than a website that isn’t usable on a smartphone or tablet.
Editor’s Note: Matt Lee is the Director of Marketing at Adhere Creative, an award-winning business to business inbound marketing agency. Matt plays the violin and takes pride in having played for Pope Benedict during his papacy. To see more of Matt’s work, visit www.adherecreative.com/blog
The next time you head to the mall or airport, do some people watching to see what others are doing while shopping or waiting for flights. Of course, some are chatting, window shopping, or reading a magazine to pass the time. However, the majority of those you come across in a public place are busy with their cell phones or tablets. They’re scrolling through websites, posting updates on social media, and streaming video content. Studies have shown that traffic from smart devices has increased 125% since 2012, and there are many indications that the trend of accessing the internet through mobile devices will continue to boom.
However, you’ve probably noticed that using your smart phone to browse sites which are not optimized for mobile devices can be frustrating, if not downright exasperating. The fact is that many web pages are not mobile friendly, making operability a nightmare. When you think about how much business you could lose simply because visitors to your landing page are annoyed, you can see how adjustments are necessary. The simple answer is that you need to know how to implement responsive web design so that visitors aren’t turned away. Read More
When you want to begin selling online, it’s important to not only consider the audience of consumers to whom you want to appeal, but also the methods and tools you want to use to do so. With the rising trend of mobile devices, and consumers using them to access the Internet, responsive design is a critical starting point.
Not only does it reduce bounce rates, increase time on site, and lead to higher revenues, it also your brand’s credibility, trustworthiness, and reputation online. Read More
Responsive WordPress themes are all the rage these days, and rightly so. While not everyone might be joining the responsive design bandwagon, there is a strong case to be made for this school of thought. After all, with people gaining access to the Internet using devices of all shapes and sizes (well, maybe not shapes, but definitely sizes), a web site owner has to do what he can to ensure that the viewing experience is pleasant across the board.
That’s where responsive design comes into the picture.
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After well over half a year since the previous 3.X release, two weeks ago WordPress 3.6, named “Oscar”, was released and the blogging world, it seemed, barely took notice.
Sure, there was the standard griping about having to update X number of blogs and clamoring to learn about the new features, but it can’t be said that those new features set the world on fire in any major way (good or bad). Sure, they were welcome additions, but most of the features aren’t particularly useful to any established blogger who is the sole author of their site.
Still, bloggers should be taking notice of WordPress 3.6, there are several additions to it that represent not just a pivot point for WordPress, but for blogging in general. If the release feels like WordPress isn’t moving forward, it’s likely just because it’s changing direction and soon, whether you like it or not, it’s likely that you’ll be going along with it.
In short, WordPress 3.6 may not drastically change how you blog today, but it may have big implications for your site down the road, implications you can start preparing for now. Read More
Bloggers are not web designers, but that is no reason for bloggers to pay attention to how their site looks, feels, and works. After all, while we know that what you dish out on a regular basis (your content) is the main thing, we also know that an ugly blog with an awful user experience will not last long.
If you’ve got the money – or connections – you can always have a custom & eCommerce web designing firm do the job. That should get rid of any design issues. But what if you have neither of the two?
Don’t despair. As long as you have a bit of a taste for beauty and some common sense, you ought to get by with these simple web design tips for bloggers. Read More
Maintaining a site is an ongoing process. Since technology, the Internet, and software programs are constantly changing, it’s important to decide what style and design is important enough to incorporate and what is just a fad.
Keeping a website fresh is important when it comes to being relevant in your industry and staying ahead of the competition. One important design feature that’s proving to be a essential concern for any site, and one well worth investing in, is responsive design.
What is responsive design? Read More
The other day, I was reading an entry here about how to make your blog mobile friendly, and the last thing the writer mentioned is a blog concept that I personally advocate, that of responsive design. If you are unfamiliar with responsive design, essentially it is designing your website so that it automatically adjusts to fit the screen of most mobile users. While I personally advocate responsive design, I understand that it is not for everyone. Today, we will take a look at some of the pros and cons of using responsive design for your blog or website. Read More