WordPress responsive design

A responsive web design uses media queries to figure out what is resolution of your device. Flexible images and fluid grids then size correctly to fit the screen.  The research made over internet users around the world shows that the more and more websites receive more and more visits from mobile devices and less from computers. For example in USA,  according to Nielsen, the majority of mobile subscribers now own smartphones.

Many website owners understood this market reality  and every single day more and more website become “responsive”.

Here are a few benefits of “dynamic design” or “responsive design“:

– You build a website once, and it works seamlessly across thousands of different screens.

– The effort you put in to search engine optimization is pooled on one site, reducing costs and improving the performance of your campaigns.

– Visitors will get a much better experience on your responsive site. So, your sales will increase.

– Since responsive design is not yet widely implemented , there is a strong chance that you your competition is not benefiting from it’s advantages.

Underneath you can see 2 examples of themes that we can implement and modify to fit perfectly your needs.

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The Fusion theme

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The Origin theme

You can contact us for fair quote or you can visit our partner website and choose the right theme for you.

 

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The advantages of a mobile website


The mobile web experience represents the web designers’ new frontier today. Recent statistics show that 70% of the world’s population owns a mobile phone and these figures will only continue increasing in the years to come. Designing websites for the traditional desktop browser alone is no longer considered enough to set a standard in the industry. Nowadays, almost every website can benefit from a mobile version. The standard mobile website should accommodate the smaller screen resolution of mobile web browsers and serve as a simplified version of your regular site. However, in order to “go where no one has gone before”, building custom mobile websites capable of providing a richer mobile browsing experience while retaining the full functionality of the classic website has become a necessity and mobile Internet usage poses a whole new set of challenges to be dealt with by web designers worldwide.

With a large variety of mobile devices available on today’s market, important decisions must be reached, such as which devices the mobile websites should support and what screen resolutions to target. And these are only two of the many questions to be answered in this field. Here are several types of websites which benefit more than others from having a mobile version integrated together with the classic desktop one:

  • Local businesses benefit significantly from having a mobile website, as this gives them another efficient and customer friendly way to communicate.
  • E-Commerce sites can reach customers as easily as possible and make their lives buying your products, as easy as possible.
  • News-driven and blog sites allow easier access to up-to-date information to their audiences, as quickly and efficiently as possible.

There are some requirements to consider with a mobile website:

  • Smaller size web pages. Advanced mobile devices have the ability to display any web page in its real desktop view, but this is not the case with the average mobile phone. Hence, for swift operation on any kind of mobile device, it is a must that a mobile site is written in code that makes the overall page small.
  • Faster loading time. Having a smaller sized page certainly makes a mobile site load quicker. While most major carriers are moving to 4G speed, some users are still accessing the internet on slower speeds like EDGE and GPRS.
  • Content adaptability. Not all mobile device browsers behave in the same way and it is very important to make sure your content works on one mobile device without breaking another.
  • Ease of use. It’s not enough to have a mobile site — it should also be attractive and easy to use. This site should be less cluttered and should have all the links to key services in an easy to reach way.

Mobile sites are very often just a scaled-down version of the classic desktop website. These can be designed from that simple one page with the company’s brand and contact information to the full-scale and functionality applications like Facebook, that are designed specifically for mobile devices. However, in almost all instances content is extremely scaled back to suit the delivery method. The question is no longer whether or not a business should have a mobile website. The main challenge is now represented by how the classic business website should be reduced to the scale of the mobile phone screen in order to retain and provide the full experience of the main site with full capabilities such as browsing and purchasing products.

But what about Google? It’s important for you to know that Google has its own separate index for mobile sites (this means that you have to add your site to the mobile index just like you added your conventional site to Google’s traditional site index). So, if you create a mobile version of your website you stand a significantly greater chance of showing up higher in search rankings. We actually wonder if there is still anyone out there thinking that the mobile website will remain merely just a quick way to contact the company?

As mobile devices and tablet computers proliferate, mobile websites are becoming an important feature for companies that maintain an internet presence. While mobile hardware and operating systems continue to improve, these devices are not yet on a level playing field with desktop computers. Lower screen resolution, faster loading time, content adaptability, and ease of use dictate a specific approach to succeeding in a mobile environment. Therefore, some new concepts to be explored in view of integration with mobile sites are relating to how users will interact with the website, how they’ll use search functions and what the company’s goals will be in respect to enriching their mobile experience.

Displayed above are several examples of mobile websites that have taken these challenges head on. They are easy to navigate and elegant, while effectively promoting the company’s brand products and business goals.

 

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Mobile Friendly Websites

 

The Internet boom began in earnest around 1995. That was sixteen years ago. Everyone and anyone who had a product or service to sell made a mad rush to claim their piece of online real estate. Life was good back then if you were a web developer. For some businesses, however, that original website that was built in the late 1990s hasn’t changed one iota. The content is old and out of date. The graphics are stale or nonexistent. And worst of all, no one has a clue how many people, if any, visit the site. So if you’ve been looking for a good reason to update that FrontPage website of yours, now is the time.

The approaching mobile tsunami

By the end of 2010, 27% of mobile phones were considered smart phones. That number will be 50% by the end of this year. And the trend towards smart phone use is growing exponentially. This is no longer an emerging market. It’s here. Right now. People are searching for products and services on their mobile phones. Are you ready?

The mobile browser myth

When I ask people if their site is mobile friendly, the usual response I get goes something like this, “Can’t any website be viewed on a smart phone?” The answer is yes they can. But the reality is that a website designed for a wide screen desktop monitor does not translate well on mobile devices. It doesn’t take much to prove this point. Simply load any non-mobile-friendly website into a mobile browser and see how difficult it is to navigate or access content.

Another measuring stick is the bounce rate for mobile devices that access non-mobile-friendly websites. It’s well over 90%. The data indicates that visits from mobile devices are around 10% for most websites. And this number is growing rapidly. So another way of looking at this is that if your site isn’t mobile friendly you’re losing 10% of your visitors.

What does a mobile friendly site look like?

The short answer is that a mobile site is one that re-formats the content based on the size of the screen. A tablet is considered a mobile device. So a mobile only site (a site that only displays properly on a mobile phone) is not exactly a mobile friendly site. The image to the right shows a non-mobile-friendly site. You shouldn’t have to do any sideways scrolling to access content and features on a mobile phone.

There is also a debate as to how much information a mobile site should contain. Some argue that the needs of mobile users are different and that less is better. I disagree with that argument. As a mobile user myself, I want the same content that’s available as if I were using my desktop or laptop computer. I just want the content formatted for the device I’m using. Even tablet computers can benefit from having content formatted for that specific device.

Another advantage to having one site with different formatting capabilities is that you don’t have to worry about maintaining separate sites.

Lead or follow

Business owners who recognize the importance of having a mobile friendly website will have an advantage over their competitors with their circa 1990s websites. Mobile users will find and use the mobile friendly sites. And those sites that are mobile friendly will be able to take advantage of a wide range of mobile marketing opportunities such as text message marketing, QR codes, location based social media, and PPC ads for mobile.

The sad truth is that over 90% of the websites out there are not mobile friendly. This is your chance to get ahead of your competition. Wait and you’ll be left in the dust.

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Functional Design


“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
Steve Jobs

With Smartphones, users have “the internet in their pocket.” Going online is convenient and easy. Here’s the catch: they’re viewing the full-sized internet on a pint-sized screen. Most websites were not designed to be smartphones friendly, and essential business information like phone numbers and e-mails can be hard to access.

Your Website, Designed and Optimized for Business on the Go

We put you at your customer’s fingertips! smartphones owners are movers and shakers: they’re on the go and don’t have time to fumble and scroll for information they need. If you have a hard-to-navigate site, they’ll probably do business elsewhere.

At Webige.com, we create fully customized versions of your website formatted for the smartphones’ screen and specifically designed so visitors can take immediate action. Our smartphones optimized websites are effortless to navigate, have buttons big enough for the nubbiest of fingers and work seamlessly. With the tap of a finger, a client can do business with you.

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