Device Optimization

More and more people are accessing web content from a variety of mobile devices (smart phones and tablets).

Web content designed for desktop/laptop computers does not display well on mobile devices. This transition to mobile device internet access is growing. Fast. The chart below helps visualize this:

Desktops and most laptops obviously have much larger screens than smart phones and tablets. But, most website content was designed for desktop/laptop form factors. So, your standard website may work fine on desktops and laptops–but when a visitor accesses this content on a smart phone, it suffers.


Solution A: Responsive Design
We can build a website which is based on responsive themes. This means the website will change, depending on the device on which the website content is being displayed. The width of the website automatically changes, depending upon which device it is being displayed–and in which orientation (landscape or portrait) it happens to be in. jAs the size of the screen or the orientation changes, the images will shrink or enlarge, the menus will change, and the number of columns may change. In short, the content will orient itself to the visitor’s device in a way that’s optimal. This technology is complex. But, it’s just another day at A+ Web Services. We can help you transition to responsive, professional-appearing content–irrespective of the device that’s accessing it. 

Solution B: Dual Websites
We can create two separate websites–one designed for desktop/laptops and one designed for mobile devices. We can incorporate a feature that senses what the device being use to access the web content happens to be. If the visitor has arrived via a mobile device, the visitor will receive the mobile website. Similarly, if the visitor has arrived via a desktop/laptop computer, the visitor will receive standard website. However, this solution requires the effort and expense of maintaining two different websites.

Solution C: Composite Design
We can create a single design that can display well on mobile devices and computers. But, this solution introduces a host of design compromises.