With over approximately 1.6 million smart phone users and 450k tablet users in Ireland, websites are being consumed away from the traditional computer more and more. There is a need to adapt your website to the change in size and variety of devices that are on the market. To handle all these devices, the latest technique of Responsive Web Design is being recommended by GreenCube.
A responsive web design works by making the website expand and contract, based on the width of the browser in question. Take this site for example, you can make your browser window smaller and you will see the elements on the page reposition themselves to adapt to the different size. This works on all devices including iPhone, Android, iPad, small laptop screens, and large desktop screens.
With a well designed responsive website, your users will be happier to use your website and return again and again, on their alternative devices. If a user can’t use your site efficiently, as it is not set up to work on their device, it’s unlikely they will keep returning or recommend it to others – user friendly.By using a responsive design, your website will stand a much better chance of standing the test of time online. If you get a site designed today, and don’t refresh the look for another 3 years, even if new devices are announced in that time, your site should have no problem being displayed in it’s adaptive layout – value for money
Google has gone out and said that they prefer sites that are responsive (as opposed to having a separate mobile site for the same content), as there is only one address for them to serve the content for to the user. You also have more of a chance of your content being served to users searching on mobile devices, compared to non-optimised sites – SEO
At GreenCube our designs use responsive templates making your site user-friendly, cost effective and optimized for search engines.
Search Engine Optimization.
SEO is short for search engine optimization or search engine optimizer.Search engine optimization is a methodology of strategies, techniques and tactics used to increase the amount of visitors to a website by obtaining a high-ranking placement in the search results page of a search engine (SERP) — including Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines.
SEO helps to ensure that a site is accessible to a search engine and improves the chances that the site will be found by the search engine.
It is common practice for Internet users to not click through pages and pages of search results, so where a site ranks in a search is essential for directing more traffic toward the site. The higher a website naturally ranks in organic results of a search, the greater the chance that that site will be visited by a user.
At GreenCube we design and develop your website with SOE in mind, making the probability of your target audience finding your business greater.
Content Management System.
At GreenCube we use WordPress as our content management system so that periodic changes and content updates are easily made. Green cube can do this for you or can be done by you, making your investment last longer and more cost effective.