Blogging Tip: Why Your Blog Needs Responsive Web Design
By: Amanda Boyce

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Mobile is where digital growth is happening so adapting your blog to fit these trends is imperative to growing readership and getting your content out there. Which is why you need to know about responsive web design.

 

What is responsive blog design? It’s a blog design that allows your site to be flexible to your reader’s behavior. You are adapting your site to fit each reader’s specific need. Screen size, resolution, platforms. You won’t ever have to worry about your blog not working for a handful of readers with a responsive web design. Just imagine, those troubleshooting issues you have never being a thorn in your side. Kind of perfect, right?

 

Responsive blog designs not only decrease the likelihood of formatting and design errors, but also allow you the chance to capture more mobile readers without creating an entirely new site.

 

For Bloggers By Bloggers says,

Look at trends and reports looking at the future of browsing, and it’s clear mobile is going to become ubiquitous very soon.

 

For more information about responsive blog designs, scroll through this infographic and be sure to send us questions.

 

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Infographic by DotComInfoWay via For Bloggers By Bloggers

Comments

  1. nionvox says:

    I’ve been pondering over some changes to my site logo for that exact reason.

  2. Avatar of Nasreen
    Nasreen says:

    thanks for the help. I can’t believe how much the numbers have risen in mobile phone internet users!

    http://lazyobsession.blogspot.com

  3. Margo says:

    Great tips! I definitely think responsive web design is key. I mean I even up[date my blog via a mobile device and I’m sure I’ll use a tablet in the near future. If I’m using these different platforms to create content, I know others are using them to view content.

  4. Sarah says:

    I’m definitely convinced that this is a great idea… but how to get one or go about it? How many web/blog designers really create these?

    • Lupe says:

      Sarah I am with you on this how many web site designers know about this did someone get back to you on this hon or have you any tips!

  5. Avatar of Rachel
    Rachel says:

    This is very interesting and while I’m still new to all of this, it was very helpful!

    Xo, Rachel

    Glitzy Blues

  6. Jade says:

    I think this is a great idea- although IFB isn’t up to date with this blog post! I’m on my iPhone and can’t read the infographic bc half the photo isn’t refit to my screen. I’ll have to check it out when I’m on my computer- but that defeats the point!

  7. Avatar of WTFab
    WTFab says:

    Love that you guys are posting about RWD! I work at a communications consulting firm and we build custom websites, and we’ve been all about RWD the last few months. If you want to see a RWD site in action check out bostonglobe.com and resize your browser to make it smaller – You’ll see how it scales and snaps into place to optimize for a tablet/iphone size screen, and then a mobile phone. Pretty cool!

    P.S. Any tips for how to make a blog hosted on Blogger responsive?

  8. Avatar of Sheryl Blasnik

    Making your blog site mobile is very easy. If you are using WordPress just download a plug-in that will make your site responsive.

    I am using WPTouch on my WordPress.org blog.

    You can see the layout changes on a smartphone.

    http://fashiondevelopmentgroup.com

    Sheryl Blasnik

    • Avatar of Onianwah
      Barbara says:

      Hmmm, I know my blog looks on a desktop/laptop computer, mobile and tablet. is there any other device I should be worried about?
      I thought using a certain platform would ensure that some issues like responsiveness would be taken care of *sigh* – never ending housekeeping in sight I guess.

      Barbara
      http://barbsiesmusings.blogspot.com/
      Lagos, Nigeria

  9. Avatar of Eliza
    Eliza says:

    this is extremely helpful! I never knew there were so many mobile viewers!

  10. Joy Edwards says:

    I am agree with you, flexible grid and images plays an important role to make a blog more attractive for multiple internet devices.

  11. Dave Bella says:

    Responsive webdesign will be standard practice soon. I believe in 2013 more people will look on websites with their phone instead of a desktop. Time for web developers to learn evenmore skills.

  12. Screen size, resolution, platforms. You won’t ever have to worry about your blog not working for a handful of readers with a responsive web design

  13. Mike says:

    Great show, love the infograph on responsive web design

  14. I was thinking of changing my header and design but I’m not sure yet. If you were one of my readers, would you say I should? :)

    Blog url: http://andreaminoza.blogspot.com

    Thanks in advance! :D

  15. Avinash says:

    Test your site in various devices from an iPhone and iPad, to a Kindle and on Android on the Responsivetools. It also shows your site both in portrait and landscape mode. I like this tool much more because of the outlines of the devices displayed on the page, which brings more meaning to the whole process.

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