With Google’s new updates that affect mobile search ranks for websites that aren’t mobile friendly, lots of small business owners are asking: “What exactly is responsive website design?” Fortunately, web design firm verve answers with this easy-to-understand infographic. Scroll down to read a few clarifications.
While the info displayed above is accurate, let’s clarify just a few things:
- The idea of switching to a responsive design can be a daunting one. It also doesn’t happen overnight. If your website is not responsive, you can opt to temporarily push out a mobile version that is. Many shopping carts include mobile cart features.
- If your company runs two different designs – one for desktop and one for mobile – work on the mobile version first. Note that if Google sees your “desktop” url on mobile search you may lose rank there, so you’ll still want to load the proper version based on mobile device and resolution.
- A responsive design doesn’t rely solely on textual layout. Images and other media also adjust based on the user’s device resolution.