Responsive and Adaptive Web Design – Okay, what’s the difference?

Web design has indeed gotten trickier over the past few years with so many people viewing websites on tablets and mobile phones.  The expectation is that today’s websites will render nicely no matter what type of device they’re being viewed on.

The first website we ever built at Pixweaver is still in service – 10 years after launch. When viewed on one of today’s widescreen monitors, it literally looks like a roll of toilet paper flowing down the centre of the screen. Nowadays, websites tend to sprawl across the page with much bigger photos and graphics to provide a more dramatic and visually appealing viewing experience on today’s expansive monitors.

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google_mobile_friendly_testAccording to Google, 2014 was the first year where more web pages were viewed on mobile devices than on desktop units.  Many business website owners rationalize that “My desktop website shows up on a mobile phone so people should be able to find their way around okay”. The simple fact is, the vast majority of desktop websites are clumsy and irritating to navigate on a mobile device. Constant “pinching & expanding” and sideways scrolling can make for a very unpleasant viewing experience.

Here are 5 good reasons why you need a mobile-friendly website today:

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Selecting a Web Designer in Kitchener Waterloo…

If you’re a Kitchener-Waterloo business owner in need of a website, be assured that this region has a large selection of extremely competent web design firms.  But this abundance of talent can also pose a problem…  “Which one do I choose?” 

As a business owner, finding that one firm that best suits your website and internet marketing needs can be a confusing task. Here are a few simple tips to remember when undertaking your search.

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There are a number of very good reasons why a blog is good for business:

1. It Increases your Credibility and Establishes You as an Expert!

By talking about new developments & products in your industry or business, it establishes you as an expert in your field and builds credibility. Clients and potential customers can provide feedback by responding to your articles and comments which creates dialogue that can lead to future sales.

2. It Allows for Better Customer Service

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Now, you can integrate a WordPress blog like this one into your “non-Wordpress” website. It is no longer necessary to use WordPress to build your entire website in order to take advantage of the mighty WordPress blog. This blog is maintained using the WordPress content management system but the rest of the website is maintained using our PIxweaver CMS.

As well as text content, you can post YouTube videos, images, pdfs, links, etc. in your blog entry.

 

 

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