3 Key Responsive Website Design Practices

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There is little doubt in pointing out that responsive website design is by far, one of the most important elements of a business marketing strategy for online marketing in 2016 and beyond!

In a time when more and more customers are using the internet from their mobile phones, a company’s website is the first thing customers search to get a first impression about the brand and the product or service they are offering.

If the website is poorly designed and is not engaging enough, it can lead to a negative first impression on customers and cause them to easily switch to rival brands.

For this reason, we share the top responsive web design practices you need to be aware of for creating a unique website design experience for your customers.

Responsive Web Design Best Practices

 

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“4 Tips 4” Effective Responsive Web Design

“4 Tips 4” Effective Responsive Web Design

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In the era of fast paced technological advancement, keeping up with the modernization and upgrading of technological devices is a need so profound no business can ignore it.

Think about how many different smartphones you’ve gone through over the last few years. Imagine how the smartphone has helped improve your life with all the information in the world at your fingertips.

And it’s just the beginning.

With the iPhone currently on version 6s and they are coming out with version 7 soon.With the adaptation of smartphones and tablets, internet usage over all has witnessed a major shift in its patterns and behavior. And Google has taken note with their major algorithm update for mobile searches. If your website was not complaint there could be a chance that Google would punish you.

You need not necessarily log onto a site on your PC to access it – it’s right there in your palm. This has revolutionized web design strategies and practices as well, which are now directed towards these gadgets to cater to the majority of smartphone users, which are plenty!

A responsive web design is the layout of a website that provides optimal viewing experience to the users on any gadget they may be using. Whether you are on your desktop, iPad or tablet, or smartphone, your website will scale into proportion for the device you are viewing from.

This is more common a phenomenon in today’s time with the advent of smartphone and tablet culture all over the world. Companies are trying to get down to business with their responsive web design so as to ensure that the lay out, text, and graphics of a website automatically adjusts to the different size of screens out there.

What can you do to make your responsive web design better?

1.    Define Purpose

Defining purpose for your responsive web design makes it easier to focus on the targeted elements that need to be restructured in a website. Each section of the website should represent the ultimate purpose (collection of customer feedback, providing information, entertainment, online transactions etc). Effective responsive web design involves definition of purpose of the entire website, first thing but also how the end user will interact with the site in terms of conversion.

2.    The Content Comes Along With Design

When designing a responsive web design, many companies wait to let the professionals work their way and get done with it before they start adding content to their site. However, it would be a splendid idea to create content along with your design so to give it a more meaningful look (the design) and make it sound in cohesion with the entire content of your design. It also cuts down the time it takes to deliver a website to a client or partner.

3.    The Effective Image

When discussing responsive web design, images are what come to the mind instantly. Choosing the right images is one thing but developing images based on a size that fits all the devices gets a bit tricky- but is necessary anyhow. Adding pictures, infographics, and videos could enhance the quality of your website but it also has to be kept in consideration to select the images and other graphic elements with the size that is mobile friendly and easily adjusted to different screen sizes.

4.    Compression of Elements To Enhance Loading

Along with images, various elements of the website are compressed in responsive website designing. So to ensure the site works well with low as well as high bandwidth — and that reduced file sizes may fit any gadget’s display and speed — programs are used to compress the files. Programs such as GZIP allow web designers to compress the site elements to make it accessible to any type of mobile devices.

For more information on how SM Digital Partners can help your business transcend into the 21st century please call us at 954-606-5980.

 

 

SEO – Do I need it for my Small Business

SEO – Do I need it for my Small Business

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Many small business owners think that SEO does not work and will not help in the success of their small business,  therefore they make the critical mistake of not investing in SEO marketing or local SEO either at the beginning of a re-design or with their current website.

Well, what they do not realize is that, depending on the stage that their business is in, they could have organic traffic coming in or their visibility could be very low, with hardly anyone aware of it outside their  immediate circles visiting.

SEO is by far one the most cost-effective way to bring in traffic to your business and increase conversions but it is also the most time consuming that is based on the number of hours an SEO professional has to work on the onsite and offsite SEO for the website.  Continue reading

What Does a Digital Agency Do For Your Business?

What Does a Digital Agency Do For Your Business?

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Business owners, both veterans and those who are just starting out, are often faced with the online marketing question of whether they should go hire a digital agency, or make the relevant efforts in-house by hiring an employee.

To be able to answer that, one needs to truly understand exactly what a digital agency can bring to the table. The benefits are indeed quite a few, and here at SM Digital Partners, we are going to dive into exactly what our digital agency offers and what makes us different than most international digital agencies. Continue reading

Top Real Estate Digital Marketing Trends for 2015

Top Real Estate Digital Marketing Trends for 2015

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2014 was a highly successful year for pretty much everyone involved in the real estate industry, especially here at SM Digital Partners, where we helped our real estate developer partners close over $50 million dollars in luxury real estate transactions.

The fantastic response and growth of the real estate industry brought forth new concepts and marketing trends, as well as ideas for real estate digital marketing. Initially, the adoption rate of digital marketing was very slow, which now they are the latest and most popular trends in helping to sell real estate.

Being able to drive your marketing message to an audience that wants to see your message creates a much more targeted and engaged audience that will hopefully lead to a real estate sale! Continue reading

Local SEO – What is it?

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Going deeper, getting more specific – that’s what defines pretty much every aspect of the competitive business world today. The same stands true for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in the local space too.

Today, businesses not only need to ensure they rank well for the relevant queries, but also in local directory listings, social media and other data aggregators.

Searchers are looking for niche-targeted to geo-specific content based on the neighborhood businesses that they live in; Add conventional SEO, layered in with a responsive website and you have a winning local marketing funnel. Continue reading

We Design Websites in Delray Beach

We Design Websites in Delray Beach

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SMDigital Partners is a Delray Beach Web Design Company

Needless to say having a website is essential in the digital age, as it is the most effective way to promote and market your business.

Not only does a website act as a tool to attract virtual visitors and converts them into potential customers, it is the quintessential source of information regarding the services and products you sell online and offline.

In other words, it is like an online showroom that displays your products and services to targeted customers in the best light possible.

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Yea You! You Need a Mobile Website

Yea You! You Need a Mobile Website

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Have you ever noticed that people around you in the office, subways, and restaurants are just glued to their smartphones? Zombies? Nope – just our friends, family, loved ones, co-workers, soccer moms, etc.

You must have come across tweets and statuses over social media networks that have been updated from mobile devices. As mobile companies and service providers have made access to the internet easier and in reach of every individual, people are now able to enjoy the heaps of information and countless online entertainment websites from the convenience of their smartphones / mobile devices.

In today’s fast moving world, people want easy access to services and information and they want it fast as well. Continue reading