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The rise of Mobile

Mobiles have radically changed the world we live in, and the way we do things in day to day life.

The first mobile phone call happened way back in 1973,  Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival telecommunications company and informed them he was speaking via a mobile phone! From then on, it took 11 years before the world’s first truly portable commercial mobile phone went on sale in 1984. A Motorola, that cost a massive £2,500!

Since then, mobile phones have evolved dramatically. They are no longer just a device we use to make calls, and they have become much more powerful multimedia devices. We not only browse the internet to check email, use GPS and post on Social Media, we also use them as our cameras to take pictures, our diaries and planners and more.

Mobile use is still growing. By 2018, more than one-third of people around the world will use smartphones. This year, adults in the U.K. will spend an average of 2 hours and 26 minutes a day on their mobile devices.

What does all this mean for your business? Well, your marketing needs to reach customers where they are. And these days, that means on mobile.

This means that your first port of call is having a mobile-friendly website. In order to make this happen, you will need to speak to your Web Design company about building a responsive website.

Responsive website design is where your website resizes to fit the screen of the device that you are using. Usually this means your website will look good on a desktop, tablet and mobile device (and all the sizes inbetween.) It means that your website is fluid, and like water, sets to the shape and size of the screen you are viewing it on.

Our Brand New Fluid Responsive Design service allows your website to work on mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops all using the same design. It's called 'Responsive' because the layout 'Responds' to the size of the screen that it is being viewed on.

This means that on smaller devices a websites design will compress, so the logo, graphics and images become smaller and the page layout will stack for easy scrolling.

To give you an idea of how Responsive Designs work with us, take a look at our video below of our own website responding to a smaller browser window.

If you are interested, why not give us a call on 02380 633 644 today?