There has been change in the ways we visited the websites. In the beginning vistors had only one choice and that was to a personal computer to visit a website but now things have changed. With advanced mobiles and tablets and mini laptops, the look of website should be similar in all cases.
Even the data shows from SimilarWeb shows the same trend.The report shows that biggest search engines i.e. Google , bing and Ask have almost 50% of their traffic coming from mobile devices.
There are only 20% of the top 10,000 websites in world which are responsive or display good design on mobile. Others have not yet managed to look sharp on mobile or tablet.
Those who can not invest heavily in website design, can opt for Responsive Website Design which resizes text and images to fit the device used to browse the website. Others who can opt for custom responsive design should adapt the strict responsive website designs so that low resolution devices gets images and text optimized for them not images which are scaled to device width.
Responsive design has another benefit too. Search engines like Google and Bing give a higher ranking to sites with responsive design.
So, how does your website look on a Smartphone or a Tablet ?
If you are looking for a good responsive design then here are some tips to get you started on responsive design.
1 Check your website
To check whether your website is responsive or not you can check out various tools online such as
If your website passes any of these tests, you should not worry but for those whose website does not pass these tests, you should consider upgrading to responsive web design.
2. Check Your Platform
You should know which platform you are using because there are different CMS eg. Drupal, Joomla , WordPress , Movabletype etc in use. WordPress powers more than 24% websites of the world and other sites are either powered by custom CMS or mentioned above.
Why you should check your platform ?
Just as mentioned above, there are different CMS powering the websites so the solution of one website powered by WordPress can not be implemented with other website powered by Drupal.
If you do not know what platform your site is running on then you can always use tools like Builtwith. You can get basic information about the server, hosting provider along with the Content Management System. With this knowledge you can search your options for the platform.
3. Get yourself a new design
Some of the platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal uses templates to render website. You can always try to get a new template for your website. If you use WordPress as a CMS then you can always use themes from good theme designers like StudioPress and ThemeForest. You can also search for free themes in your WordPress Dashboard and install a theme which is responsive.
If you use Joomla as a CMS then you can always use Template Monster as a source for responsive themes. Using a Responsive design does not involve change in the basic framework of the website, just the look will change and it will render each post and page on your website look good on every device.
If you are using WordPress as a CMS then it is pretty much easy for you to use Plugins and deploy a Mobile responsive Website. You can always use the JetPack Plugin from Automattic and use the Mobile Theme in its module