Responsive design means that your website will adapt to the size of the screen – put simply, it will look good on any device, be it a computer, tablet or phone.
Think about your audience. How many of them do the majority of their browsing on their smartphone these days? The answer is probably quite a lot!
Therefore, your site needs to look good on smaller devices, as well as bigger screens.
Luckily, most WordPress themes these days are built as responsive.
Personally, I like to use Oxygen builder rather than themes if I can, as it allows a truly customisable experience on any screen – you can move things around, resize them, hide them, etc. to create a truly customised design for any sized screen.
The more websites I build, the more lessons I learn. One of the most important things I’ve taken on board is thinking of all devices when designing a web page.
When I add new features and elements to a page, I think about how it will look on every size screen.
In my early days, I would design the website on my large desktop screen. However, when I had a design I was happy with, I’d find that it didn’t look quite right on smaller screens, with certain elements too large, or text overlapping images, etc. Nothing horrendous, but it just took the polish off my sites and would make them look a bit ‘amateur’.
Going back in and fixing these issues is far more time consuming than doing it as you go, and can present a headache in keeping the design consistent across all devices.
So, when getting a website designed, make sure it looks great on all screens – it will ensure your business looks professional and appeals to your customers.