With the constantly evolving world of technology, more and more people have been using their mobile devices for business use. This trend is only rising, so if your website isn’t mobile friendly yet, you should definitely consider making the change.
Personally, I find it super irritating when I have to use my fingers to zoom in and look around a webpage, especially when I am trying to click on something. A responsive web design means that your website is optimized to be used and viewed on various mobile devices without any additional actions on the part of the viewer to see or interact with the page. Take a look at our website for example; the picture above is what someone viewing on their phone will see, and on the below is the view from a computer.
In addition to looking better and providing easier usability, there are some other reasons why you should consider making your website mobile friendly if it isn’t already which are provided below.
Many people think that web designers and web developers do the same thing, but in fact the jobs are very different.
Whether you are looking to become a web designer/developer or looking to hire one, it is important to understand that they are two different professions.
A web designer is primarily responsible for how a site looks and feels, as well as how it functions (navigation, usability, etc.) They focus on the front-end of the site, which is what the public sees. They use programs like Photoshop to create wireframes, then hand them off to the developers so they can code the site.
There are two different types of web developers: front-end and back-end. Front-end developers take the visuals created by the designer and use code to physically build the site. They focus on the efficiency of the website and ensure everything runs as intended. Back-end developers focus on how more complex aspects of a site work, such as functionalities like e-commerce shopping and interactions with databases.
Web design and development often intersect, as many professionals do both. For example, many designers are learning basic coding languages such as HTML and CSS, so that they can code the basic aspects of the website themselves, often using popular frameworks such as Bootstrap, or Zurb Foundation and then they hand off the finished design to a developer to add any functionality that is needed.
If you are looking to hire a designer or developer, it is important to understand these differences. If you are looking for a basic website, hiring a web designer or front-end developer will be beneficial, and are less likely to cost as much. Back-end development projects however, tend to be more pricey, as it is the more involved than web design.
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