Responsive Mobile Websites

Are you here looking for the services of a website designer able to supply website designs that work on all sizes of screens? Then you need me to create a RESPONSIVE website for you.

In today’s media rich society it is necessary to encompass all the technology available,  from the smallest smartphone, up to the largest computer or TV monitor, and projector. My responsive designs will work and be readable on all devices, but primarily on mobile ones. The emphasis on mobile is because these devices are the most used to communicate with the Internet.

Some website designers main concern is the design and function of their creations primarily for a laptop or computer monitor. Design and function across all technologies are important, not designing primarily for mobile technology effectively removes a very large portion of your market.

My job is to supply you with solutions that works best for your product and services. There are endless website designs and permutations for all website designs, many of the available features generally encumber the primary function of the design, and hinder the function on mobile devices, and need careful selection to include only the ones that are completely necessary.

If you are viewing this on a 17 inch or larger screen you would have notices the header image is a little fuzzy. It does look perfectly good on a smaller screen. There are compromises with responsive designs, a small image uses less storage, less bandwidth, loads quicker, looks good on a mobile device, does not look perfect on a larger screen. This deficiency can be overcome by using a large image, then it will look good on everything. This creates a problem, the larger file takes up space, and longer to download.

Once you have an understanding of the Internet, WiFi, and the abilities of mobile phones and tablets, you will know what features are suitable for a website to run on a mobile devices . If you are unsure about the technology in general, or need help creating a website, I am ready to listen. Call Greg on: 0787 6537 909

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Here is a little history about the Internet and websites, and why it matters. In the early days about 25 or so years ago the only method of connecting to the Internet was via your landline phone, commonly known as ‘dial-up’. Connection speeds were about 14 kbit/s, often slower. Originally the Internet system was only designed for text, as soon at websites and graphics were added the time taken to download a page became painfully slow, easily up to 10 seconds to load one page. The addition of a large picture could add another 10 seconds, buffering was the norm, everyone expected it, although it was annoying we knew no better. Because of the slowness of the system website designers kept the graphical elements to a minimum.

In the preceding 25 years the Internet system slowly but surely speeded up to what we have today. At first, with the introduction of mobile internet, connection speeds on your mobile phone was not much better than dial-up. These days mobile connection speed is tied to your wallet and location. Some users can afford a 4G connection and get connection speeds often better than some cable broadband. There are other users that only have limited Internet connection that are unreliable, in effect they are experiencing the early days if the Internet.

Website designers, and their clients, need to be aware that some users do have slow and poor Internet connections. Therefore it is still necessary to ensure a website can be viewed on a mobile device with the minimum of buffering. Failure to do so can alienate potential customers.