The MOBILUS Solution
RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN
Currently, there are over 1.2 billion mobile Web users – worldwide.In North America, 25% of mobile Web users are “mobile-only” (i.e. they do not, or very rarely use a desktop, laptop to access the Web). As such, websites that are only formatted for desktop and notebook computers are missing out on an opportunity to connect with a large and growing audience.
Responsive Web Design deals with how your site is experienced on all screen sizes, and especially important is the most readily accessible screen of all … the smartphone.
Regular websites are “too crammed” to be useful on small screens.
Mobile-ready sites are simple to navigate and have easy to view content.
Have you ever surfed the web on a Blackberry, iPhone or Android device? If so, then you know just how frustrating it can be to strain your eyes in order to view small text and images, or to continually have to zoom in and out to find the information you’re looking for. Most websites are not designed to look good on the smaller screen sizes of mobile devices.
“ I want ONE WEBSITE that – simply – does it ALL! ”
There is a SMART APPROACH to building websites that look amazing on smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices – WITHOUT having to create multiple versions of your site!
RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN,
and it involves detecting the user’s screen size and delivering the proper content layout for each device.
In Responsive Web Design, the popular screen dimensions (there are between 3 and 5 different “canvases”) are carefully considered when determining how your site content will FLOW to fill the available screen-space of each target device and orientation (portrait or landscape).
Designing For Many Canvas Sizes
The major screen sizes can be represented by the following devices (in pixels wide): the iPhone in portrait (320) and landscape (480) orientations, the iPad in portrait (768) and landscape (1024) orientations, and the typical computer monitor or laptop screen (1280).
Unlike a painter’s single canvas – the Web developer has many canvases and must create a flexible (a.k.a. responsive) design that allows your content to flow and re-configure itself for the various devices – all the while, keeping the integrity of your content and the purpose of your site intact.
A “Responsive Web Professional”
Now that you understand the importance of having a Responsive Web Site, let’s learn about how easy it is to manage your site using WordPress…