Responsive website design design is an HTML and CSS markup method of designing websites to automatically scale for best display on different screen sizes. To explain a little further, imagine a website on your desktop. It has a lot of detail and the different pieces (menu, main content, footer) are spread out across the page. If you open the same website on a tablet, the design is slightly different, taking into consideration the new, smaller dimensions. The most obvious change is when you open the same website on a phone, and the elements are stacked and the design is much more minimal.
You can test for a responsive website without going from device to device. Just open your browser of choice on your desktop (or laptop) computer. Take your cursor and hover over the bottom left corner. Press your mouse button down and drag the cursor towards the left, eventually moving up. You will be able to see the website rearrange itself before your eyes. If it doesn’t scale, it’s not a responsive web design.
All of our website development packages feature fully responsive web design. We also have a responsive design retrofit service for businesses that want to keep their current website, but would like to become mobile-friendly.
If you haven’t pulled your business website up on your smartphone to see how it performs, this is the quickest way to check! You can also contact our sales team to schedule a free consultation to see exactly how your current website performs on mobile.
We also have a tool on our website that you can use to see if your website passes Google’s guidelines for mobile-friendliness.