Is your website Mobile friendly?

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If you open up your website on a mobile phone and you need to pinch, stretch and scroll or you need a magnifying glass to read the text – your website is not mobile friendly and needs updating so that it is.

If you have got a website that is more than a couple of years old it is likely that it is not mobile friendly. Now is a great time to update your website and make sure it can be viewed on mobile devices, tablets and the desktop.

While you can choose to update the look of your website at the same time, alternatively you can keep a similar look and feel using your existing logo, images and content. This is also a great time to update your content and read through your pages of your website and make sure your content still reflects your current business activities.

Depending on your business and the size of your website a responsive website is an ideal solution. It can be viewed at full size on a desktop and then when scaled down to all the different screen sizes the content stretches, scales and wraps around to fit the smaller devices.

Examples of some more recent responsive websites built by Solutions Indata:

To find out more about Responsive Websites contact Solutions Indata on 03 98122972

 

 

 

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What is a responsive website?

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A responsive website is one website that stretches and changes shape to fit the device that it is viewed on. This ranges from a desktop computer, to an i-pad to mobile phones.

Some older websites that are not responsive end up looking tiny, and you have to make the text bigger and scroll across on your smartphone to get to the information you want.

With more and more people viewing websites on their mobile phones a responsive website is currently the most logical way of building a website.

How do you know if a website is responsive?

To see if a website is responsive you can go to your desktop and open up the website. In the top right hand corner of your browser window you have the option of making the browser window smaller. Shrink it down to the about the width of a mobile phone and if it is responsive all the text and images will wrap around and look great, if it is not responsive you will only see the left hand side of the website and everything to the right will be cut off. The other way of checking is to view the website on your smart phone – and see what it looks like.

If you are starting out with a new business or have an old website that is getting a bit tired and needs a fresh look then a new responsive website is the way to go.

If you would like to learn more about responsive websites call Solutions Indata on (03) 9812 2972

Website Display and Screen Resolution

What your website looks like depends on  the screen resolution of the computer or device people are looking at the website on. Desktop screens are getting bigger and bigger (Today, most visitors have a screen resolution higher than 1024×768 pixels: www.w3schools.com and at the same time people are sitting in front of the TV surfing the net on their iPad and smart phones. The look of the website will vary depending on the device and screen resolution set up, and what browser you are using.

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Ideally the most important information of your website should be able to be viewed instantly on any device. Your logo, contact details, and navigation should be “above the fold” on a desktop while on a mobile device your contact number  may need to be the most  prominent information.

Websites can be made  to be a fixed width or to stretch right across the screen. If your website looks great on a desktop but is unusable on a smartphone you have the option of  making a new website that works both on a desktop or mobile ( often referred to as a responsive website) or alternatively you can set up a separate mobile phone website.

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If you have an existing website that is due for a face lift it might be a good time to look at replacing it with a  responsive website.  The one website can be made to look great across most devices and different screen resolutions.

Contact Solutions Indata to find out more.

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What does my website look like on a smart phone or iPad?

To give you an idea on what your website looks like on any screen size including desktops, tablets, televisions, and mobile phones see this website: quirktools.com