Today the growth of mobile devices for online browsing is predicted to pass desktop computers in 2015 as more people go mobile.
Site owners and designers need to be ready, or risk losing revenue because their competition is providing a more positive user experience.
Look how far we’ve come in web design, and then look ahead to where we need to be.
Our personal experience in web design began more than 15 years ago when websites were coded by hand in NotePad. Graphics were crude, animated GIFs became the rage, yet how the web would evolve was left to the imagination.
Before digital cameras became commonplace, clients in the mid-90’s were told that one day business owners will be able to appear in a video on their website introducing their company to visitors. It arrived sooner than most expected.
As our web design techniques evolved, the methods went from fixed width static pages, to offering an advanced content management system, to the current trend of custom mobile web design.
The concept of RWD or Responsive Web Design that detects a site visitor’s computing device and resizes page content to fit appropriately is not new. Relatively new? Yes. A revolution in web design? Yes, again.
A website that was designed with fixed dimensions to display well on a large desktop computer screen may not be as attractive viewed on a mobile device. If half your website visitors by 2015 will arrive on your site via a mobile device, it’s time to prepare now.
Visitors to your site won’t have to tap or pinch to zoom, or slide sideways to find the rest of a page.
We can help. Contact us today for a no obligation review of your small business website. Call or text us at 407-201-9698 so you can start planning for the future.