Responsive Website Design - What is it?

Frogabog websites are designed to capture traffic from all devices and screen sizes without need for additional applications or designs apart from your primary website.

With responsive design, this can be done without the need for separation of mobile and desktop websites.  Update your content in one place, one time.  Most people like this idea.  Unless your site will offer different content to mobile users, one website handes it all. But how do you know if you even want a responsive design?

Ask yourself a few questions about your current site, or how you view your future site.

  1. When you view your site on a mobile device (phone, tablet, micro laptops, etc.), do you first enlarge the screen so you can read the text?  Do you then, scroll side to side so that you can read the site or see the sidebars?
  2. Is this behavior acceptable to you or how you perceive your clientelle?  If you think your clientelle would prefer to see larger text, and only scroll vertically while reading, you likely need a responsive design.
  3. How might mobile device users use your site?  Do you wish to offer different services or applications to your mobile users than you do to those viewing the site on a larger display?
  4. If your site could target every user effectively, decreasing exit rates for mobile device users, would this benefit your business?

If you consider the above questions, and you would like information about responsive website design and development, let's talk.  If you prefer to do some research of your own, check out the links at the bottom of this page.

Responsive Design and CMS

I prefer to use a Content Management System for my responsive designed sites.  Truth is, I prefer to use a CMS for all websites today. 

There is no reason to maintain a static html site due to the fact that it will simply cost more to maintain a static site than it does maintaining a site built with a flexible CMS.  The main benefit of using a CMS for your site is that if the CMS is designed well, you can make your changes in one place, and they are applied site wide as desired. 

For example, replacing your site's header for every page is a matter of changing the image path in one location.  You can free up funds that would normally be spent on time for your developer to open each file (pages of your site) and replace the code that calls up your site's image. 

Menus are particularly important, and as stated above, to add a page to your menu on a static site takes far more time than it does with a CMS.  Within a CMS, if you create a page for your site, it will automatically be placed into your menu, again affecting change site wide.  With a CMS backing your site, you will be able to even make many of these changes yourself. 

If you haven't updated your site regularly in the past, converting to CMS for site management provides for marketing opportunities you may have previously thought too expensive.

  • Website Visitors
  • Online Phone Book
  • Online Reviews
  • Social Media
  • Good 'ole Searching

Many of your potential customers use their phones to do all the above.
Don't let your website drive mobile users away

Responsive Web Design targets all visitors with only one website

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