Mobile in mind

Using responsive design, your website adjusts automatically to the size of the device window being used, from a desktop monitor to a tablet to a mobile phone. Responsive design isn’t for every website, but it can save you the cost of creating and maintaining a second mobile-friendly website.

In search engine terms, using responsive design rather than a separate mobile site means all the home page “hits” are counted on one home page, not split between your desktop home page and your mobile home page. Google itself recommends using responsive design (see Why Responsive Design), stating that: “Using a single URL for a piece of content makes it easier for your users to interact with, share, and link to your content, and a single URL for the content helps Google’s algorithms assign the indexing properties for the content.”

Optimize for mobile devices

Try resizing your browser window size on our website and you’ll see an example of how responsive design works. Check out our Portfolio and select “Responsive” for more examples.

Even if your site is not designed “responsively” it will appear and be fully functional on a mobile device or tablet.

What Size Screen?

Responsive design conforms to multiple screen sizes

It's hard to predict what device your site will be viewed on: a desktop PC or Mac in an office setting, a tablet on the ferry, a quick check for dates or directions from an iPhone or Android? Responsive design attempts to cover all bases.

Island Educational Services, mobile view

Island Educational Services website as viewed on an iPhone.