You may have heard about a “responsive web design” or read about it on Qwerty.ie but what is it?
First, lets look at our web design. When you view Qwerty.ie on a desktop pc then you have a large screen and plenty of space to view the items on the page. If we shrank the same screen down to the size of your phone then you’d have difficulty making out the tiny writing and images. A responsive web design, as the name suggests, can respond to the screen being used. The website automatically adjusts content for smaller or bigger screens in order to give the user a friendly version that’s easy to read and navigate on their device.
Lets take a closer look at Qwerty.ie. The Desktop view looks like this:
The screen is large so there’s plenty of room to display text and graphics. The menu has enough room to show all options available and the images are large.
If we access Qwerty.ie on a iPad or tablet then we’ll see a screen like this:
The menu has shrunk so it doesn’t take up so much space and images are a little smaller. But overall, we still have ample space to leave the website relatively unchanged.
Finally, if we look at Qwerty.ie on a mobile phone then we can expect to see something like this:
Here we notice the biggest differences. The shrunken menu, smaller images and the website no longer shows three columns across the page, instead the items are shown vertically so that the size of the text is kept at a readable size.
For comparison, if Qwerty.ie was not a responsive website then this is what we would expect to see on a mobile device:
Not too pleasent.
Having a responsive web design not only means your customers will have a more enjoyable experience when accessing your website from any device. It means you only have a single website to pay for. If you need to make any changes then you just need to make it in one place and all devices are updated. If you compare this to having a desktop website, mobile website, iPhone app and Android app then you can quickly see the savings that can be made.
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