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It’s a website design which automatically changes its layout, text and images to suit and respond to the screen resolution of the user’s device, whether that be a smartphone, a tablet or a PC.
Open your website in your desktop browser window and then resize the window or open on your tablet or smartphone. If the layout of the website changes, then you’ve already got a responsive website. Try it with our WebShop website and see the difference!
With the growing number of people in Ireland using multiple devices to access the internet it is now a necessity for user navigation and online experiences to be optimised, regardless of the device used. Smartphone usage in particular has grown significantly and, by not having a responsive website, your business is at risk of losing valuable traffic to competing websites if visitors can't easily find the key information they are looking for when they are on the move.
One site, the latest technology, working simply on all devices... nice.
What started with iPhone, then Android, iPad, Kindle and now Windows, touch technology is how online users expect to interact. Your customers deserve the best online experience –if they enjoy their visit they will come back.
WebShop comes with touch compatibility on mobile devices as standard.
This is the most common situation and is the best starting place. Websites are one of the few 'living' marketing platforms available, they are never finished, always evolving. If you have already developed a site, the content can be reused immediately in the new structure, cutting out days of work for you. An existing site allows us to review the structure of your internet presentation more quickly and speed up the development process ...it’s a win win!)
All of them! Meaning that your website will work on all devices - from standard PCs, to smaller ones such as iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy S, Nokia phones, Windows 8 ...
It will work with all the major latest browser versions available – for example Safari, Firefox, Chrome.
In the past mobile websites were built as a separate entity in addition to a desktop website (you may remember m.domains). With two sites it meant double the upkeep and maintenance costs (owners didn't like that) and neither did the Google and Yahoo Search engines-(they saw sites as separate to the main site, so did little for SEO rankings).
Thankfully with the combination of technology advancements and some very bright people, the concept of responsive design came to pass - whereby you only need one site, it will be built and optimised to work on multi devices - hence our ONE FOR ALL WebShop which sits on one domain www.webshop.ie
There are many advantages of this approach, but here are a few key ones:
1. You and your customers market and search under one domain
2. Google & Yahoo have publically come out in support of responsive, single domain sites inferring these types are more likely to carry favour with their 'objective' bots.
3. The cost of maintaining your site is significantly reduced at a fraction of what it could be - instead of 2 or more sites, you only have 1 site, with the same content served differently depending on the device your customer is using
4. Responsive design, touch sensitive sites are the coolest for your visitors - this is the real reason, the first 3 reasons above are there to satisfy the accountants?
Before the recent technology changes, this was the only way.
The problems are cost, time and then building mobile compatible or 'native' Apps for each device, ie an iPhone App + an Android App and possibly an iPad App. These then have to be ‘found online’ and downloaded by your customers... that's why less that 5% of all Apps created are actively used. Unless they are a huge enhancement they are deemed too much hassle for the customer and very expensive in terms of time and cost for the business.
Now imagine a single website that is compatible across all major devices, that has touch technology and can always be easily found... that's why we created WebShop.
Note - there is still a place for mobile Apps, but they suit specific business requirements with a specialised focus. It's best to take the WebShop approach first and specialise thereafter.
Responsive design needs to be thought out more than a traditional/static web design. There is a very practical consideration to ponder - an average mobile device gives me 7% of the screen size I can get on a PC - how will I choose the best content for the screen sizes?
The answer to that question could make you rich... some people call it marketing, we can help you with that, call us now on +353 (0) 1 2574110
No, because WebShop have studied the best approach to this new technology and how to maximize the benefits at a value for money price point, so normal businesses can afford it and give their customers the user journey they deserve.
Our approach saves you from multi-site building, multi-content generation, App building, and the most expensive of all...loss of business to your competitors.
Contact us for a rapid, no obligation quote, absolutely free of charge.
Each project scope can vary, but if your content is ready to go it can usually be completed within 4 weeks.
We offer a full range of services to complement our responsive website design - from domain name purchase, website hosting and maintenance, content updates to Search Engine Optimisation, Google Analytics and much more! Talk to one of our team today about the different services WebShop has to offer and together we’ll tailor a package to suit you.
Absolutely! Here are some of the projects we have worked on recently. If you like what you see get in touch and let the experts at WebShop get you started on your ‘responsive’ journey! [input call symbol) +353 (0) 1 2574110 or email email@example.com