Mobile-Friendly versus Responsive Websites

  • Robert
  • 19 May 2015

Recently, Google announced it is changing its algorithm to target non-mobile-friendly websites. As a follow-up, we are showing you the different options available, so you will be aware of the new change and consider what is best for your website.

T.W. Ellis is a client who had a website redesign shortly before approaching us to become one of our Managed Marketing clients. The best choice for their website was a stand alone mobile site to get them into the mobile world faster and without needing to rework their newly designed site. The stand alone site is structured to deliver a unique experience specifically designed for mobile devices. To see the difference, visit T.W. Ellis’ website on your computer and also on your phone.

Tibma Design Build has been our client for many years and their website was in need of an update. It made more sense to create a responsive site for them. Not only do design styles change but coding languages, functionality, and browsers change often as well. Responsive sites are usually considered the best because they work well on small, medium, and large monitors, and are likely to work with whatever changes are in the near future. Watch how Tibma’s website rearranges depending on your window size. Open Tibma’s website, then take your cursor to the bottom corner of the browser window, click and move to resize the box. This demonstrates how the website looks on various screens—desktop, laptop, tablet, cellphone.

Learn more about mobile friendly options and use Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test on your own website, check out Mobile-Friendly Websites. Will Yours Pass the Test?

Contact us at RT Marketing. Together we can put thought into your situation and what will work best for you.