Responsive Website Design

Creating Mobile Friendly Web Designs

Mobile Web Browsing

With the increasing number of website users turning to their mobile devices to browse the internet, many companies feel the need to ensure that their new website is mobile ready. Currently, over 50% of all website traffic comes from mobile browsers on cell phones and tablets. The early solution to this issue was for companies to create a second version of their website where the layout and content were completely reformatted to fit an average sized cell phone screen. These sites are referred to as "Mobile Sites" and have now become a thing of the past. The problem with "Mobile Sites" is twofold; first if you have a Desktop version and a Mobile version of your website, you are now responsible for updating two websites rather than one. The second issue with "Mobile Sites" is that they are still built to a specific size, which means they are still only in place to support one type of mobile phone size.

Ready for All Screen Sizes

As the variety of different sized mobile devices continues to increase, web developers have been working towards a solution for their websites to be fully supported on all device sizes. The solution is Responsive Website Design. Responsive websites use modern CSS and JavaScript code to allow the website to seamlessly adapt to any screen size it's viewed on. This means that your website content will automatically adjust and resize itself to the optimum size and placement for the screen size currently being used. The page content on a responsive website will react to the change in screen size instantly, this means that even rotating your phone from portrait to landscape view will trigger your page content to react and adapt to the new screen dimensions. The way a responsive website's content adapts can take many forms from text and image resizing, to adjusting content placement & even hiding less important content if it's not relevant to smaller devices.

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Responsive vs Fixed Width Websites

Since the beginning of the Internet, websites have been designed using a Fixed Width format. This means that even though the background colors or graphics extend to the edge of the window, the content (text & photos) are constrained to a container that has a set width. This fixed-width design is mainly used to prevent all of the page content from shifting around and getting jumbled on different screen sizes and devices. Responsive websites are built on the opposite principle; they use a container that scales larger and smaller while shifting and adjusting the content for the best placement and size. This key difference between these two website formats plays a huge part in mobile web browsing. Fixed width websites will display content very small on cell phones; this is because everything is scaled down equally to fit all of the content on the screen. Responsive websites will individually scale and adjust the placement of all the content to avoid the user having to zoom in to read text or see photos. Many responsive sites will also have a navigation menu that is automatically formatted to make links easier to click while on a mobile device.

Below are some examples of Responsive Websites that Fencl Web Design has developed:

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Ellingson Properties

Ellingson Properties

Melbourne, FL
Women's Center Melbourne, FL

Hibiscus Women's Center

Melbourne, FL
Remodeling Melbourne, FL

J&J Carpet One

Merritt Island, FL
Amazon Sellers

The Happy Hustlers

Amazon Sellers
Imperial Salon & Spa

Imperial Salon & Spa

Melbourne, Florida
Florida Real Estate

Jack Jeffcoat

Melbourne, FL
Chateau Madeleine Senior Living

Chateau Madeleine Senior Living & Memory Care

Melbourne, FL
American Muscle Car Museum

American Muscle Car Museum

Melbourne, FL
Modus Operandi Defense & Intelligence

Modus Operandi

Defense & Intelligence
Coastal Furniture

Coastal Designs, LLC

Melbourne, FL FL
Patrick Air Force Base

Patrick Air Force Base

45th Force Support Squadron
Breathe Easy Dustless Flooring Removal

Breathe Easy Dustless Flooring Removal

Brevard County, Florida
My Florida Personal Injury

My Florida Personal Injury

Cape Canaveral, FL
Pet Flavors - Natural Flavoring Agents for Companion Animal Nutritional Supplements

Pet Flavors Inc.

Natural Flavoring Agents
MedFast Walk-In Clinic

MedFast

Brevard County, FL
telehealth & telemedicine in Texas

Telemedicine

Conroe, Texas
garage door installation in melbourne fl

All Pro Garage Doors & Screens

Melbourne, FL
Fence and Deck Company

Viking Fence and Deck

Merritt Island, Florida
Tradar Real Estate Solutions

TradaR Real Estate Solutions

Melbourne, Florida
Condo Rentals

Condo Rentals

Indialantic, FL
food blog

Food Blog

Melbourne, FL
A One Stop Garden Shop

Gardening & Landscaping

Loxahatchee, Florida
Court Reporting Schools

Court Reporting School

Houston, Texas
tree services

Superior Tree Service

Certified Arborist
podiatrist

Space Coast Foot & Ankle Center

Melbourne, Florida
Women In Science & Engineering

Women In Science & Engineering

Melbourne, FL
East Coast Construction Melbourne, FL

East Coast Construction

Melbourne, FL
Roadside Assistance

Motor Club of America

Nationwide Roadside Assistance
MobiusPay

MobiusPay

Burbank, California
Marine Engine Repair

Marine Engines

Cocoa, FL
Coatings by Spectrum

Spectrum Coatings

Cocoa, FL
85 & Sunny Real Estate

85 & Sunny Real Estate

Melbourne, FL
Aeronix Defense - Communications - Networking - Surveillance

Aeronix

Communications - Networking - Surveillance
Auto Trim Shops Melbourne

Melbourne Auto Trim

Seating and Tops
Space Coast Intelligent Solutions

Space Coast Intelligent Solutions

Hardware, Software & IT Solutions
Family Moving & Storage - Professional Moving & Storage Company

Family Moving & Storage

Professional Moving & Storage Company
Girls Travel Basketball

Space Coast Fury

Girls Travel Basketball
Airboat Rides

Airboat Rides Melbourne

Florida Airboat Attraction
Soteria Screening

Soteria Screening

Drug/Alcohol Screening
Nationwide
Malabar Products

Malabar Products

Melbourne, FL
American Institute of Education

AIE American Institute of Education

Tustin, California
Brevard Cooling & Heating

Brevard Cooling & Heating

Melbourne, FL
Epoxy Flooring Melbourne, FL

Florida Epoxy Flooring

Melbourne, FL
Call Collector - Duck and Turkey Calls

Duck and Turkey Calls Collection

Game Calls Collection and Sales
Chiropractor Fort Myers, FL

Teachout Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Fort Myers, FL
Poe Roofing and Consulting

Poe Roofing and Consulting

Melbourne and Miami, Florida
Quality Comfort Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.

Quality Comfort Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.

HVAC Melbourne, FL
Highmark Insurance

Insurance Agents

Melbourne, FL
Rick's Garage Doors

Rick's Garage Doors

Florida Keys
US Drug Test Centers

US Drug Test Centers

Nationwide Immediate Service
New Hope Lutheran

New Hope Lutheran

Church in Melbourne, Florida
Physicians

Physicians

Melbourne, Florida
Terry Laboratories

Terry Laboratories

International
Custom Crate Engines

Custom Crate Engines

Melbourne, FL
Volklaw Offices

Volklaw Offices

Melbourne, FL

Grand Star Realty LLC

Melbourne, FL
Marvin's Garden

Marvin's Garden

Bunnell, FL
Residential & Commercial Contractor

Residential & Commercial Contractor

Palm Bay, FL
Cad Drafting

CadBuilt Drafting

Cad Drafting and Design
Moorpark, California
Roy Clark Concrete

Roy Clark Concrete

Melbourne, FL
Melbourne / Sebastian Fishing Charters

East Coast Fishing Charters

Vero / Melbourne, FL
Space Coast Education Center

Space Coast Education Center

Massage School
Melbourne, FL
Shutter Protection

Shutter Protection

Melbourne, FL
Laser Alignment

Laser Alignment

Irvine, CA
Above Group Inc.

Above Group Inc.

Engineering Services
Melbourne, FL
C3-Wireless Live Meetings & Events

Live Meetings & Events

Melbourne, FL
Melbourne Real Estate

Karr Professional Group

Melbourne, FL
Accu-Pak

Accu-Pak

Melbourne, FL
Michigan Lawyers

Miller Johnson Schroeder

Michigan Lawyers
Florida Insurance

Florida Insurance

Melbourne, FL
Sunshine State Eggfest

Sunshine State Eggfest

Melbourne, FL
Siemans in Bridgman

Siemans in Bridgman

Car Dealership
Bridgman, Michigan
Tree Service Express

Tree Service Express

Melbourne, FL
IT Tech Support

Tech Support Florida

IT Solutions
Melbourne, FL
Total Estimating

Estimating Service

Portland, OR
Condos Cocoa Beach

Real Estate

Cocoa Beach, Florida
Sign Access

Sign Access

Melbourne, FL
Holz Foundation

Holz Foundation

Melbourne, Florida
Painting Brevard

Painting Brevard

Melbourne, Florida
Wassi's Meat Market

Wassi's Meat Market

Melbourne, Florida
Solon Dentist

Solon Dentist

Cleveland, Ohio
Medal of Honor Park

Medal of Honor Park

Titusville, FL
Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion

Florida Vietnam Reunion

Melbourne FL
Vietnam-Veterans of Brevard

Vietnam-Veterans of Brevard

Melbourne FL
Florida Outdoor Kitchens

FlameTech Fireplace

Indian Harbor Beach, FL
Celtic Home Improvement

Celtic Home Improvement

Melbourne, FL
National Fidelity Financial

National Fidelity Financial

Melbourne, FL
Silver Bay Coin

Silver Bay Coin

Melbourne, FL
Sunshine Carpet Cleaning

Sunshine Carpet Cleaning

Melbourne, Florida
CPA & Business Counsulting

CPA & Business Counsulting

Melbourne, FL
Certified Crane Operator

Florida Crane Service

Sarasota, FL
Florida's Premier Auto Parts

Premier Auto Parts

Melbourne, FL
Glass Restoration

GlassTech

South Florida
Shein & Wente, LLC

Shein & Wente, LLC

Melbourne, FL
Kitchen Distributors

Kitchen Distributors

Melbourne, FL
Retirement Score

Free Retirement Score

Retirement Score Assessment
Orlando, FL
HIT Sports High Intensity Training

HIT Sports

High Intensity Training
Melbourne, FL
Semper Fi Co.Com

Semper Fi Co.com

Marine Corps Mobile PX
Buchanan, MI
Waxing Supplies

Satiness

Waxing Supplies
Norwood, MA
Pawn Shop

Remedy Pawn Shop

Palm Bay & Melbourne, FL
A1A Brevard

A1A Law & Real Estate

Melbourne, Florida
Anna Barnhill

Anna Barnhill

Nationwide Life Coaching