If you are wanting to advertise your business on the internet, having a website is absolutely critical. Everybody has a story about how they are working on it, will have it done soon, their brother-in-law is going to build them one, etc.
It is best to leave something like a website in the hands of professionals that you can count on to have your site up and running on time, and is available to make changes when you need them. Many websites can also quickly become outdated. Technology is changing all of the time, and your web site needs to keep up with these changes in order to stay relevant.
First Page Northwest is proficient in, and has adopted RWD or responsive website design for many important reasons. Most importantly, on April 21, 2015 Google came out with its new Mobile Mandate, which they announced the following "We’re boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results. Now searchers can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling" What this means, is that if you don't have a mobile friendly website (Responsive sites are all Mobile Friendly), you are eventually going to lose placement on Google, and business that adapt to these changes will be favored. Since 80% of all searches originate on Google, this is a warning that no business should ignore.
If you are a business owner, getting your message across to your potential customers is very important to you, and it should be. A website is often the first impression a customer has of your business, and it needs to accurately reflect the image that you want to portray.
RWD (Responsive Website Design) means that a website will work on many different devices; from a small screen phone to a smart TV, and everything in between, including the printed page, screen readers that read out what is on the monitor for blind and visually impaired people, text-only browsers, and anything else that can be used to access the web.It does this by building on a solid base, then re-arranging and resizing parts of the page so they fit in any medium and can be viewed on smaller screens without zooming, panning and two-way scrolling.
From ipads, tablets, iphones, droids, wide screen monitors, and even watches,
there are many different types of devices that consumers are using to get online and search for a business to meet their needs. Because of the varying size and operating systems in these devices, having a website that automatically adjusts to each device is critical to giving the same professional image regardless of how your site is being viewed.
Today, it is more important than ever to have a strategy to present your business on the web. By 2016, searches on mobile devices are expected to exceed traditional desktop computer searches by more than 27 billion annually. Is your website and your business ready for the mobile revolution? If your answer to this question is "no", or "I'm not sure", then it is very likely that responsive web design and development is what you need to keep your online presence relevant for the future.
If your choice is to have us build you a static website with a separate mobile website or anything in between we are here to help you. So call us today and set up a time that's convenient for you to meet with a website developer from First Page Northwest to discuss your website needs.