Original post: Maria Marsala (7 April 2018)
Today, your website must be readable on all-digital displays: TV, desktops, laptops, notepads, smartphones, and even watches!
For that to happen, your website needs to be “responsive” (respond to different size devices).
10 years ago, when I looked at my website statistics, only 10-25% of the people who came to my site were using smartphones. In 2015, the number was 50%, and that’s when I moved my site to the WordPress Platform. Today, the number of smartphone users is 65%. For people in India and the UK, the percentage is even higher.
Besides looking up your site on all the digital devices to see how it looks, you can easily tell if your site is responsive by:
- Going to your favorite browser. Click the double boxes on the top right side of the screen. Make the smaller screen the size of your phone screen. That’s what others see when using their smartphones.
- Going inside your website to the theme, clicking on the theme’s owners website to see if it’s been created to be responsive, or sometimes, if you look around your control panel or dashboard, you’ll see images of different sizes of screens on which you can view the site.
- You can click this link and it will tell you! http://ami.responsivedesign.is/
If your website is NOT responsive, it’s time to move it to a platform where it will be. WordPress is only one of the options where you can easily buy themes that are:
a) responsive, and
b) a back-end that anyone who knows how to use MS WORD can easily update or add pages or blog posts.
- 2018 Elevate Your Business: Coach Maria Marsala