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I’m going to discuss responsive web page design again and comment of a few other trends and developments in web design start at our blog here.
There are many people writing about these topics but we try and give perspective that is meaningful to you…’Responsive design, what’s trending, what use is it to me and why should I care’ is what we want to answer.
Again with the responsive design…
Recently, doing redesigns for a couple of our clients, we encountered a situation that surprised us. Even though their new site requirements included the new site be ‘responsive’ and adapt to smaller device screens, after this was implemented, they asked us to turn it off. They use small devices themselves, such iPads, iPhones, Android phones, Microsoft tablets, but still preferred the old ‘pinch’ and ‘squeeze’ methods while browsing sites. They didn’t like the way pages flowed, with sidebars repositioning to either above or below the main content pane.
Granted, there are concessions required when dealing with content placement for smaller devices, but it is our feeling this should not be a reason to turn off responsive design. And now there is an even more compelling reason to ‘learn to love it’.
Google is now using responsive design as a ranking factor in how your site will show in their search results.
As website developers/designers and organic SEO’s, we of course follow search engine trends as much as we do design trends. Google is now using responsive design as a ranking factor in how your site will show in their search results and if Google is, the other search engines are too. So you need either a responsive web site design or have a mobile site in addition to your regular site. Without giving any other reason other than that, you now have a compelling reason to have your site redesigned if it is not responsive. It’s hard enough to get a decent ranking in searches these days without facing the prospect of a poor ranking because your site displays poorly in smaller devices.
It aint a trend until it’s been around for XXX long!
For those of you that have been putting off redesign because you were concerned about responsive design methods being new and untested, you can feel safe moving forward now as responsive frameworks have matured.
As time has passed Twitter Bootstrap has emerged as the most popular choice. Not surprising given the huge number of built in features for accessibility compliance as well as fixed width and fluid responsive designs. And for anyone with a business website, accessibility is a big deal, in fact a legal requirement in many places in North America and could be in other areas too. So, Twitter Bootstrap is a good choice and I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that most responsive designs you see are built on or owe homage to Bootstrap. […] Read the full article