We are all aware that our website presentation must be optimized, not just to our visitors when they are at their desks but when they are on their tablets and smart phones, too. At one time separate websites were created to accommodate users depending on the devise they were using, but that created a burden in maintaining content on two platforms.
To that end, fluid-grid or responsive design was created. Using proportioned grids, the website will rearrange its content, going from a wide page format for on a laptop to a stacked, vertical presentation for a phone. While responsive technologies are a very powerful web development tool, they may not be for everyone.
When talking to your web designer, be prepared to talk about these questions:
- Do you believe that a visitor from a mobile device may be looking for different information that a visitor from a desktop?
- Do you feel that you need absolute control of the graphic presentation on every page?
- Do you feel that it would be difficult to maintain additional mobile-use pages?