Responsive Website Design
Websites accessible on all devices!
Today’s users are
1/3 smartphone, and
Who can AFFORD TO IGNORE any of these audiences?
Responsive Websites for Smartphones, Tablets, and Desktop
In the early days of computers and the internet, there were just desktop PCs and slightly smaller laptops. And in the REALLY early days, you were limited to 800 pixels across of screen size (in the “Y2K” era).
Over time, monitors got larger, screen resolution improved, and sites were adjusted to 1000 pixels, 1200 pixels, 1600 pixels and now even larger. As the internet got faster, images could be larger, and full-screen video can be streamed.
The smartphones were invented, with smaller screens but gave full internet functionality on-the-go. They came with a variety of proprietary platforms: Blackberry, iPhone, Android, and Microsoft Windows versions. With the smaller screens, often web interfaces were greatly abbreviated to fit. and interfaces need to be touch-screen compatible, with large clickable buttons. In the early days of smartphones, many companies developed “apps” tfor each device or platform,, but having multiple apps was superceded by mobile web interfaces, using the browsers that already ran on each device. And over time smartphone screens got larger, Facebook innovated their a smartphone “app and their content evolved into a forever scrolling page (until the user got bored or ran out of time). On the desktop, Pinterest had a similar design metaphor: a waterfall of content that users can scroll down forever, to view more content.
Tablets, with only a touch screen interface, filled a middle ground: a laptop-sized screen, and a touchscreen interface like smartphone. Users can hold it “tall” like a book, or turn it “wide” like a movie screen. Most accessed the internet through a fast WiFi connection.
Instantly, users demanded larger images, better interfaces, and the smartphone/desktop interface divide was out the window. Responsive design was now “in”.
As many as 2/3 of all emails are opened up on a smartphone, its important to design emails to be responsive. And its crucial that the websites they link to be fully effective on a smartphone or tablet. “Crippled” mobile website content or functionality will kill your business. And emails have gotten highly visual, just like the websites they link to.
Develop quickly, evolve in iterations!
We can help you to prioritize your design (or transition) to get to a launch as quickly as possible. We’ll help you decide which technologies, platforms, and plugins will save time and money. We’ll help you develop a strategy to best manage and update your website, as your clients interact with it in increasing numbers and scale.
We’ll help you find a way to get your website ready in weeks, not months!
No matter how good your website is, your competitors will copy it and competitors try to surpass it as soon as you launch. They will quickly reverse-engineer your keywords, your coding, and your SEO strategy. BE PREPARED TO IMPROVE.
Responsive Website Design Portfolio
Some Responsive websites in our portfolio:
Canadian North Resources is a Mississauga-based company, developing a mine in Nunavut, near Ferguson Lake (west of Rankin Inlet) that has high-grade Palladium, Platinum, Rhodium and Copper, Nickel, Cobalt potential…
What they do Chataway Homes is a Calgary based design-build home builder for custom homes and for multi-unit condos and rental units. What we did We managed their website since…
Asia Green Biotechnology Corp. is an early-stage international agri-technology company (publicly traded as CSE:ASIA), moving toward the planting, growing, and harvesting of new and valuable strains of hemp and related…
What they do PetStop Canada took a fresh approach to invisible, electronic pet containment, and the result was a state-of-the-art system. The new company prospered, and today Pet Stop is…
Who they are Her Royal Hair is a Vancouver & Calgary custom wig, hair extensions typically sold in bundles, and hair products company doing business in both e-commerce and…
Hunterwood Technologies acquired EGB Manufacturing and integrated it into its operations as an agricultural equipment manufacturer is a specialized full-service manufacturing facility featuring design, prototyping, and fabrication in Cochrane, Alberta…
Argo Gold is a publicly traded mining exploration company, looking for high-value properties where gold, sliver, zinc, and cobalt deposits are found. What we did for them They had and…
Gold's Gym Calgary is the Calgary franchise of this worldwide organization, with two gym locations in the city. The gyms are unique because of the vast numbers of cardio machines,…