Web Design

What's all this fuss about responsive web design?

Web design used to be straight-forward, this was because we all used exactly the same size and shape desktop screens. Websites now need to adapt their size, shape and design to work correctly on smart-phones, tablets, laptops and desktops, hence the introduction of 'responsive' web design. Indeed, many web developers now agree that a design should be built with a mobile device in mind in preference to the desktop pages. Whilst it would be 'nice' to have a modern responsive website, is it really that necessary? Take a look at these 3 statistics which will demonstrate why having a responsive, mobile-friendly website is vitally important for all businesses in 2017.

Using the internet on a mobile phone

50% are using mobile

Half of the UK are using their mobile device to access the internet rather than using a traditional computer. Can your business afford to frustrate more than half of your website traffic with an outdated desktop only website?

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65% will hit back

A recent survey revealed two-thirds of users will abandon a website if it is not responsive. Even more surprising was half said they would abandon the website even if they really liked the company or wanted the product.

Google loves mobile-friendly websites

Google loves mobile

Google loves mobile-friendly websites, so much so, Google gives preference to these websites in its search results. So if your website is not mobile friendly you won't appear in mobile searches. Can you afford to be missing?

What's mobile-friendly?

The term mobile-friendly is slightly different to responsive design. A responsive website will adapt to fit nicely on any device, but that does not necessarily mean that the website is mobile-friendly. A mobile-friendly website will have big buttons for clumsy fingers, it will also have an easy navigation menu and (most importantly) it loads fast – because websites bloated with large amounts of data cost more money to access.

looking for a local website designer?

Be careful: Some companies pretend to be local by flooding the internet with a website for every town. Others don't even build websites and simply sub-contract and take a referral fee.

I am your local, friendly and affordable web design guy. Pop round, I'll put the kettle on. I'd be delighted to chat about your website plans and answer any questions.

Other services

Search Engine Optimisation

My websites are meticulously optimised and tested for search engines such as Google and Bing. This is a vital (but unseen) element of an effective website to help achieve the highest possible search rankings. All the websites that I build go through extensive testing and auditing.

Domain-based Email and Hosting

Domain-based email addresses are more professional than an @gmail or @hotmail address. I set-up domain-based email accounts and can help configure your devices too. I provide UK based hosting for my clients. This is faster and cheaper than big players such as 123-reg or GoDaddy.

Google Business Listing

95% of searches are now completed using Google, which means it is important your business is listed. I can set-up your Google business listing. This will include your logo, images, opening hours and of course a link to your website. Without a listing, you won't be on the map.

Using the internet on a mobile phone
mobile-friendly website designer in Rugby
Google loves mobile-friendly websites
Using the internet on a mobile phone
mobile-friendly website designer in Rugby
Google loves mobile-friendly websites

Looking for a local, affordable web designer?

Be careful: Some companies pretend to be local by swamping the internet with a website for every town. Others don't even build websites and simply take a referral fee.

I am your local, friendly and affordable web design guy. Pop round, I'll put the kettle on. I'd be delighted to chat about your website plans and answer any questions.

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