Responsive Website Design
Over a week ago I wrote an article about how important SEO is and provided a quick SEO checklist. Over the course of the next 10 days, I will be writing a blog for each item on the SEO Checklist. Today we will be learning about how important it is to have a responsive design for your website.
Along with your content, having a great web host and responsive website design is essential. The best web host will provide 24/7 support, fast servers, and competitive pricing. I can’t stress enough how important it is for your website to load fast for users. There have been many times where I exited out of my web browser if a website took too long to load. You don’t want a slow server preventing potential customers from purchasing your products. Your websites’ speed is also affected by your web design.
Whether you decide to hire a web designer or build a website on your own, you will want to make sure that it can easily be displayed on both desktop and mobile devices. If you are just getting started and don’t have the money to hire a web designer, you can easily look at a few YouTube videos to learn how to build a website from the bottom up. One of the easiest platforms to build a website with is WordPress. Once you have learned the basics, you can either use one of the free themes provided with WordPress, or you can purchase a premium theme on Themeforest.net.
While there is nothing wrong with using a free theme, premium themes generally give you more options and provide that special bit of spice you need to make your website pop. There is a learning curve when dealing with premium themes, so if you need assistance please contact me. The great thing about most premium themes is that most of them are responsive and mobile friendly. What do I mean by responsive? Responsive websites are those that can be shown on a variety of different devices and are easy for the user to handle.
All in all, the first item of the SEO checklist is critical. You do not want to take shortcuts when creating a website that both you and your customers will love.
Have questions about a responsive website design? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org