Mobile responsive web design

As of March 2017, 80% of top Alexa websites were mobile adaptive. 

What Is Responsive Web Design & Why Do You Need It?

Responsive web design ensures users have a good viewing experience no matter what type of device they’re using. It’s become increasingly important over the last few years as mobile device ownership has exploded and traditional PC sales have slowed. And now that Google is prioritizing mobile-friendly sites in its search results algorithm, it’s essential to make sure your site is optimized for mobile by using responsive design. 

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When it all began...

Originally, after the launch of the iPhone, the trend was to build separate sites depending on whether a person visited the site from a desktop computer or a mobile device. While it was easier from a development perspective, there were a significant number of drawbacks. The downsides included increasing maintenance costs, having to promote and maintain separate sites for SEO rankings and even having to build different mobile sites for different types of mobile devices.

Web designer Ethan Marcotte is credited with coining the term “responsive design.” In 2010, he published an article on A List Apart discussing the rapidly changing environment of devices, browsers, screen sizes, and orientations. Building separate sites for every type of device simply wouldn’t be sustainable. Instead, he proposed an alternative concept: responsive design, which calls for building flexible and fluid layouts that adapt to almost any screen.

We design with mobile first in mind

At Silentblast we take the time to ensure we code our sites for the best users experience on mobile devices.  We've adopted the mobile responsive frame work and utilize the bootstrap framework in our modern web design builds.  Of course, we take extra to ensure everything looks just right.

The mobile web traffic has officially surpassed desktop traffic.
Is your website mobile friendly?

 

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