Mobile website design, responsive website design, smartphone web design Kent, you hear these terms banded around a lot in the web design industry at the moment. Our clients are also starting to use these terms when talking about new web design projects but what exactly do they mean?

Everybody wants a ‘mobile’ website these days, and with good reason, the sales of smartphones have just beaten the sales of desktop PC’s and the trend is set to continue that way for the foreseeable future. Mobile is the new medium that will connect to your users in a more direct way, without the confinements of a desktop PC. So, how do you go about getting a mobile web design created?

Mobile web design, how it works

If you want to redesign your website and include a mobile and tablet version then by far the best way to achieve this is to take a responsive approach from the beginning. With a responsive web design approach we build the mobile, tablet and desktop web sites all from the same content, code and base. The responsive part is how the website styles are used to show slightly different layouts and content based on the screen size of the device thats viewing the website. This cuts down on development costs to you and creates a very strong foundation for any future development for other screen sizes.

If you already have a nice looking, feature rich website design and you want to add a mobile version then you could create a whole new website just for mobile. But, this will create problems later on down the line and give you a headache when it comes to updating your content in 2 places. Retro-fitting a responsive design into an existing website can be tricky but there are other ways to create simple mobile web designs for your existing web site.

If you have an existing website design that you would like adapting for mobile or would like to talk about how responsive web design could work for your website then get in touch with kc web design Kent today.