We have partnered up with STAXO to develop a brand new website for our renowned Palm Court afternoon tea lounge and website with embedded booking engine for our newly opened cookery school Sauce. From the start the STAXO team made sure to provide us with a very detailed project plan and made sure to engage all stakeholders from our side.
Responsive Website Design: A Solution-Oriented Approach
What’s responsive web design?
Whether it’s buying gifts online, planning your next vacation, or simply surfing the web, we are all using mobile phones for our Google searches. With mobile traffic accounting for more than half of all users, it is critical to have a responsive web design that adapts to the size of the screen. A responsive website design means that a website (and its functions) can adapt to provide the best user experience possible, not just in terms of usability but also in terms of aesthetics.
WHY RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN IS IMPORTANT?
Creating new websites to fit every resolution and device would be unsustainable if each new gadget on the market required a separate design and development phase.
A responsive website design employs a combination of flexible grids and layouts, as well as the intelligent application of CSS media queries. When a user switches from a laptop to a mobile phone, the website automatically adapts to the new resolution, image size, and scripting capabilities. A responsive website design aims to give the website the ability to respond to the user’s environment automatically.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO MAKE YOUR WEBSITE RESPONSIVE?
As previously stated, creating a web design that is compatible with only one device is no longer sufficient. According to the most recent statistics, 58% of users access websites via their phones. If the majority of your visitors browse your site on their mobile devices and it is not web responsive, you risk losing them due to a poor user experience.
A responsive website will help you avoid:
- Incorrect sizing
- Inconvenient scrolling
- Unsuitable zooming
- Wrong planningThis approach saves both time and money for web developers.
- It will appropriately scale all images, fonts, and other HTML elements to fit the user’s screen size.
- It enables you to work from a single web design, eliminating the need to make changes twice.
- It is not necessary to use redirects to send a user to the correct version of a web page.
HOW DO I MAKE MY WEBSITE RESPONSIVE?
To create a responsive CSS, you must:
- Set your media query ranges, also referred to as Responsive Breakpoints.
- Create a CSS grid layout or start with a fluid grid and size layout elements with percentages. Don’t forget about touch screens.
- Use modern image tag attributes to implement responsive images.
- Create responsive typography for the text on the website.
- Once coded, run the website through a responsive design checker to ensure it is responsive.
To save time, you can use a pre-designed theme or layout; however, this means sacrificing your branding and creativity.
TESTING WEB RESPONSIVENESS
Open the site you want to test in a Google Chrome tab. We’ll be taking STAXO website as an example.
Right-click on the landing page of the website to open the options menu. Select “Inspect” from the menu.
Click on the “Toggle device toolbar.” See below for where to find this button.
Now you can see how your website renders on a mobile device.
HOW TO SUCCEED WITH A MOBILE RESPONSIVE WEBSITE DESIGN?
Using a team of experts with responsive web design specialists you can guarantee that your website appears correctly on any screen, whether it’s on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop, with responsive web design. Your website must be responsive in order to compete because users expect nothing less from websites or they will quickly quit and go elsewhere.
Since not everyone has access to a team of web developers and designers, our dedicated team is accessible to you to create responsive designs that look great and are simple to use on any device the user is using. To ensure that your site functions properly on all devices, our test team can conduct extensive tests on it and offer suggestions.
You can book a Free Website Design / Development Consultation with our team today. We are here to help your ensure your website functions properly across all devices.