Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web development that allows the user to see the website appear flawlessly, regardless of the viewing method. In other words, a website with a responsive design will appear the same way on a cell phone and a tablet as it does on a desktop. The same concept applies to screen orientation, as well.
The cost of professional web design can vary greatly. Starting around $3,000 for a very basic site, this price can increase based on features, number of pages, responsive design, copywriting, SEO, etc. It is not uncommon for businesses to spend upwards of $10,000 to $30,000 - or more - on an effective website design.
Choosing the right web design agency is important for your business. Before you sign the contract, consider the following:
• Look for an agency that specializes (or has experience) in your industry.
• Research the company, checking out their website - and websites they’ve built.
• Make sure they offer responsive web design.
• Confirm they have a proven track record.
• Find someone that consistently measures their progress, always trying to improve on their work.
Don’t just settle for the first or cheapest option, but rather one that is capable of giving you a successful website with longevity.
While the length of time to design a website generally depends on the number of pages and the design, most websites can be planned out, designed, and on their way to launch within 2 to 3 months.
Once everything is put in place to start designing your website, the team at Let It Be - Local can give you a better idea of how long it should take.
The biggest indicator of a good website is its functionality and responsiveness. You should be able to review a website from any device and encounter a fully functional site. A few other signs of a good website design include: ease of use, a clear purpose, simple navigation, quality content, SEO, easily accessible go-to data such as location or contact info, and quick load speeds.
Websites created with responsive web design means having web pages render beautifully on any type of device or screen orientation. The intention is for the website to always respond to the user without compromising the appearance of the website.
There are many reasons why responsive web design is so highly sought today. Because mobile traffic and desktop traffic are both widely used, building a website for one and not the other truly limits your audience. RWD offers a better user experience, consistency when it comes to brand and design, as well as better search indexing (which is vital for higher ranking), and faster response time.
With millions of websites already on the web, offering a targeted website that enhances the user experience will stand out high above the rest.