Suppose you have the perfect design for your site. The navigation is perfectly placed, the text is the right size, the background fits in well, etc. You’re happy with it, so you decide to show a friend, who looks at it on a different computer or maybe even a tablet or smartphone. Chances are, your perfect website isn’t going to look so great in that other browser or device. Without the right coding, something that looks amazing in Firefox might look terrible in Safari, something that works well on a PC might have color problems on a Mac, and something that seems perfect on a laptop might have poor organization on a smartphone.
There are so many different ways people are viewing webpages these days. Each browser operates slightly differently than the others. Each operating system interacts with browsers differently. And smartphones and tablets behave in a completely different manner, not only because of the screen size, but also because of the way they use the network.
When designing a website, the goal is to have your site appear the same on all desktops and laptops. This is achieved through the coding; an Eboxlab designer will do this for you automatically. Then the mobile site has to be designed. Certain things have to be taken into account; it can’t just be a smaller version. When people access webpages on their phones or tablets, speed is a priority. So the navigation must be prominent and easy to use. Sometimes information is condensed. An Eboxlab designer will work with you to figure out the main functions of your site and use that information when designing the mobile versions. If your website behaves differently on various devices and browsers, you could be missing out on a lot of traffic and potential business.« Back to Blog