A while ago Google created a 'mobile friendly' test and now advises that websites should be built in such a way that they 'pass' this test.
Yes, it is important now because it may affect future Google searches. Despite this, alongside having well written code, genuinely reflecting the business it is representing and being visually appealing to attract new clients or customers are still the most important criteria for successful web design.
Responsive Web Design is the process of building a website that is able to adapt to a number of different sizes of screens. It will 'respond' to the size of screen it is being viewed on. Some elements of the website may be coded to only appear on larger screens, eg. large images, or they may be coded to 'respond' to the size of the screen, ie. those large images will reduce in size when viewed on a smaller screen.
No, even though many web designers do offer this, because the designers rarely have the expertise to ensure that having two websites for the same business doesn't confuse the search engines.
It has been reported that websites that are mobile friendly will do better in mobile searches but many studies have been done that show that right now there is no difference between the success of a website that passes the Google mobile test and one that does not. The assumption is that eventually mobile friendly websites will do better in search engines when searching using a mobile device.
Yes, all Webgloss's new websites are designed so that they pass the Google 'mobile friendly' test and many of our older (pre 'mobile friendly test' era) websites are being redesigned. We use 'responsive' web design.
If you need a Hampshire web designer to build a new website for your business then why not give Webgloss a go? With no tie in contract and a low
monthly charge there really isn't any risk. We'd like to design a draft for you and perhaps continue from there - if you like what we do!
There are many web designers in Hampshire and it can be difficult to make the right choice. We've been designing websites for a long time and can help you with the whole process - from start to finish. Have a look at our web design portfolio of clients, read through our website and compare us to others. Hopefully we will be offering exactly what you need.
If you'd like help or have questions then please just get in touch to speak with Jane to discuss any aspect of web design or read our FAQ for further information.