People are accessing web-based information using an increasingly diverse set of devices: from smartphones and tablets to desktop browsers, laptops and widescreen computers. These devices run a plethora of operating systems (iOS, Android, webOS, Symbian etc.)
It is becoming increasingly unsustainable (and expensive) to design different user experiences to accommodate this wide range of devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, you get the picture by now).
Responsive web design is an approach to the design and development of context-sensitive websites and apps that respond to the needs and technology of the user. This is done without the need to create separate websites or apps for each device.
Publishing once saves time, money and maintenance
Instead, a set of Web Standards-based technologies are combined to create fluid grid-based layouts that are device-aware and dynamically resize to suit the context in which they are viewed.
As a site owner you can therefore publish your content once and have it delivered to all devices without the need to develop different versions for different contexts. This in turns saves time, money and maintenance. Responsive web design isn’t a panacea for all mobile user experiences. But if used in the right context can enhance your website user experience across multiple devices and platforms.
How we can help
We can help you by developing a responsive solution that is tailored to both your requirements and the needs of your audience. By designing with responsive web technologies we can ensure your users enjoy an optimal experience whatever their technology and context. We develop all of our websites (and always have) using accessible, (web) standards-based technologies and progressive enhancement.
If content management is a priority, we can develop the right solution for your needs. This can range from a simple WordPress-powered website to a custom-built application.