Website Redesign: A Tale of Three Websites

A client running an historic bed and breakfast inn contacted me because he wasn’t sure where he was at with his website and he hired me to take a look at what was going on. He told me that he had hired a web designer that was working on a new website for him, but he wasn’t happy with the way his website was turning out. Once I got access … Continue reading

Why You Need to Concentrate on Mobile Now

Why you need to concentrate on mobile users to succeed online. I operate a large network of my own websites and maintain numerous client websites. One thing is for sure, mobile use is on the rise. The statistics from these websites show a steady increase in visitors using mobile devices of all kinds. Some of these websites have a larger percentage of mobile visitors than others (in some cases nearly … Continue reading

Responsive Web Design: Responsive Websites For the Win

What is responsive design? It is designing, or redesigning a website to adapt to the various screen sizes of different devices (desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets, game consoles and mobile phones) and give your users a consistent experience across all of their devices and screen sizes. Responsive Web Design: Think Mobile First If your website doesn’t work well on all mobile devices, you are missing out on and frustrating a … Continue reading

Responsive Websites: Making Video and other iFrame Embeds Responsive

Since video and other embeds using iframes are always coded with iframe height and width properties, this causes problems on responsive websites. Here’s one method to make your video embeds from YouTube, Vimeo and any other iframe based embeds respond along with your website to user’s different screen sizes. This method can be used for any other iframe embeds as well (slide shares, documents, etc…) First you will need to … Continue reading

Responsive Websites: Making Advertisements Responsive

When designing your responsive website, don’t forget to make your advertisements responsive too. I have seen several responsive websites where the ads are not responsive. This leaves you with ads too big for the smaller devices where they run off the side of the screen. There are ways to make your ads responsive by using CSS to hide or show different sized ads based on the screen size (As seen … Continue reading