Stiff Design are experienced mobile web designers based in Stratford upon Avon. We build websites that work on tablets, smartphones laptops and pc's.
 

To understand why having a mobile friendly website is so important for your business you have to ask the question 'how are people accessing the Internet?'.

The answer is increasingly by using smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and consoles as well as PCs and laptops. In fact anything that is web enabled.

In responding to the changing usage Google positively rewards websites in search results which are deemed mobile-friendly. Alongside this websites which have faster page speed load time are also rewarded by an increase in search results positioning.

Unless your website's page load speed is AA rated it's not mobile friendly

For web designers using traditional web design techniques the spread of devices with various screen sizes created a bit of problem. For a long time web designers have favoured using fixed screen web page templates which fitted in nicely within the advances in display screen hardware standards. It just seemed that screens would just get bigger and the screen resolution would follow this pattern.

The iPhone was amongst the first of the small screen smartphones that allowed people to access the web and browse websites. These devices used techniques to pinch and zoom in on the area of interest of the web page. However, because mobile and tablets are touch driven simple UX principles such as 'hover' menus and 'onClick' events didn't work well. It was becoming clear that a new approach to design was needed to address the 'user experience' issues that were emerging.

Responsive Design

One approach that rapidly gained favour with web designers was 'Responsive Design'. Rather than build multiple versions of a website for each type of device viewport, responsive design adjusts to its environment. This is achieved by combining two techniques.

Firstly, by using a 'fluid grid' system. Here the layout of the page is based on proportions as a percentage of the screen size. Secondly, the use of 'media queries' which allow transitional events to new layouts at certain break-points. The break-points are set at screen widths which can no longer be supported by the design layout.

To see Responsive design it in action, open this page on a desktop browser and slowly make the browser narrower and wider. You can see the layout adjust itself to fit the new width of the browser. You should also be able to see when the design meets a break-point and the media-query is triggered resulting in a fast redrawing of the page design and layout.

Google's mobile-friendliness ranking signal started on April 21st so if your website is not tablet and smartphone friendly this might significantly impact on your search results.

Fortunately, we are experts in building standards based mobile websites using 'Responsive Web Design' and 'Fluid Layouts'. All our websites are completely unique, designed to the highest quality and hand coded using valid HTML5 & CSS3. So if you're looking for mobile web design in Stratford area we can help your website provide a great user-experience across many devices and screen sizes.

Our web design service includes:

  • Free consultation, advice and estimates
  • Our creative and technical input towards shaping your ideas
  • Competitive transparent pricing with no hidden costs
  • On-going support

Our service includes:

  • Free consultation, advice and estimates
  • Our creative and technical input towards shaping your ideas
  • Ongoing support

For further information please get in touch.

 
 

Whether you're looking for a simple professional looking website or have bigger ideas, we're here to help you achieve your goals. We offer the following web design packages and add-ons:

 
 


Web Design for Desktops

Competitively priced websites designed and built in-house to the highest quality and hand coded using valid HTML & CSS.

  • Unique website design
  • Stock images & graphics included
  • Web page templates optimised for desktop browsers
  • Compatible with all the major platforms & modern desktop browsers
  • SEO Basics
Web Design for Mobile & Desktops

Mobile-friendly website providing a great user-experience across many devices and screen sizes.

  • Unique website design
  • Stock images & graphics included
  • Web page templates using 'Fluid Layouts' & CSS3 Media Queries for smartphones tables, laptops and desktops
  • Compatible with all the major platforms, devices, modern desktop & mobile browsers
  • SEO Basics
Additional Options
  • Logo design
  • Content Management System (CMS)
  • SEO Advanced
  • Page Speed Optimisation
  • Web Hosting

a real understanding and application of customer service and with all-round in-depth knowledge of both design and SEO.


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