With smartphones and tablets proliferating in the market today, there is much more diversity than ever in the screen market. According to Comscore, smartphone sales will overtake desktop computer sales this year, and US tablet adoption is expected to increase by 40% in the next four years, reaching 75.8 million by 2016. With all these mobile devices, there is no doubt whatsoever about whether you need to have a website that is perfectly viewed from smartphones or tablets. For instance, eBay claims that mobile accounts for as much as 10% of its sales in the UK. And according to eMarketer, e-commerce sales through smartphones have gone up by 81% (US$25.000 millions) since 2011. That is why there has been much talk lately about responsive web design. But what exactly is it? Responsive design is a web design trend that creates websites that can be perfectly seen on all kinds of devices, from desktop computers to smartphones to tablets. This way, you don’t need to worry about having to develop a website for each kind of device.
There is a story circulating on the web about the importance mobile optimized pages reached on April 21st 2015 in Google results, this will lead to websites to be able to adapt to mobile devices because otherwise (web sites that do not adapt to mobile) will lose visibility in search given to the new SEO algorithm implemented by Google on that date. Therefore it is advisable to optimize your site to keep correct positioning and indexing in Google. You can check how well you have done in Google Webmaster Tools responsive to the test optimization for mobile. Simply enter your website and cross your fingers!
It can be difficult to get an accurate price range for a web design project without going through a survey. The prices of the websites vary quite a bit depending on the features you need, but are still within a general range. For reference: the typical small business site generally costs between $1,500 and $5,000.
Google is “The Oracle” that we all turn to perform hundreds of daily tasks, such as using Google Maps, Google Calendar, voice recognition, its Android operating system, Chrome OS, surf the web with their applications as Chrome or design a website with Google web Designer, Google Play Music, YouTube and a number of applications that Google has developed for our benefit. As today almost half of Internet searches are done on mobile devices, it is expected that “The Oracle”, emphasizes the fact that it is simple and intuitive to navigate a website from a mobile or tablet.
One thing is responsive and another is really responsive. May be your site is suitable, but if the text is too small, or the buttons are too close to each other, Google will not pick up any change and will not be mobile friendly. You can check how well you have done in responsive Google Webmaster Tools in optimization test for mobiles. Simply enter your website and cross your fingers!
Yes, but you probably won’t like what you are getting. The lowest price you’ll find for a full custom website will be $400- $500, there’s something for everyone. For a reasonably high quality site, the minimum price is usually around $3,000. With any e-commerce functionality, most businesses charge at least $6,000.