Responsive Web Design & Mobile Web Design
When planning your businesses web design you need to think about where your site is most likely to be displayed. Having a responsive website will cover all bases as it moulds itself to fit on any screen size. However, it may be that a dedicated mobile site could be the right choice for your business. If you want to contact us we can discuss your options with you. A brief outline of your options are described below
Responsive Web Design
Responsive websites are designed to work on any size device be it a desktop computer with a large screen or a small mobile phone. The design manipulates itself to fit within the screen size being used. You can test out whether a site is responsive by viewing it on a large screen and resizing the window. A responsive site will redraw itself as the window reduces in size. If you want to see what I mean you can try it with this site as it is responsive.
Mobile Web Design
A dedicated Mobile design is a site dedicated to being used for tablets and phones. They require an internet connection and they run through an internet browser but they are designed to look best and be most useable on a mobile device. Sometimes mobile sites are used in conjunction with a desktop site so you effectively have two websites, one for desktop users and one for mobile users. With the development of responsive web design it is now rare that this would be your best option. But there are still some scenarios where this is the best option.
Mobile & Tablet Apps
A mobile App is a standalone application that will run on a mobile phone or a tablet. these apps do not necessarily need an internet connection although may require one for updating data.