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Is Your Website Responsive?

May 12, 2016 - Posted in Development

Mobile Site Optimization

As of 2016, approximately 50% of the time people look at your website they are viewing it on a mobile device (e.g. iPhone or other smartphone, iPad or other tablet, etc.).

Does your site look good on a mobile device? If it’s an older site (say, 2012 or earlier), chances are it doesn’t, as it wasn’t the norm to take that into account when developing web sites at the time. Nowadays, responsive websites aren’t just a luxury–they’re a necessity.

Now, you could break out a bunch of different devices that you have around the house/office and see how your site looks on each one, but there’s a better way. We suggest that you check out the Google resizer tool.

Steps

  1. Just insert your website URL (example: brothersdesign.com) and press enter.
  2. You can also see how each device looks individually by clicking one of the icons on the top-right (all devices, laptop, smartphone).
  3. To see how each of the sizes may look, just hover over the desired screen size and scroll.

So, how does it look? If there are any weird formatting issues, or if it just looks plain “bad”, you may want to think about updating your web site.

If you would like to talk or convert your site to a “mobile-friendly” website, give us a call at (248) 270-8121 or contact us today.