When it comes to designing a website for your church, organization, or ministry, it’s important to design a responsive website. What’s a responsive website, though?
Wikipedia defines a responsive website design as the following:
“Responsive web design (RWD) or responsive design is an approach to web design that aims to make web pages render well on a variety of devices and window or screen sizes from minimum to maximum display size to ensure usability and satisfaction.”
When designing a website, you want to reach as many audience members as possible!
In doing so, it’s helpful (but hard) to know what type of device your audience members will be using when they view your website. They could be using a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop (known as screen type). Some audience members may even use more than one of these devices!
That’s why it’s important to to create a good user experience on as many of these devices as possible. This will expand your reach!
There are two main ways to go about creating a responsive website:
- Design multiple versions of your website that look “good” on each screen type.
- Design one version of you website that changes layout based on the screen type.
If you choose option one, you will need to build at least 3 different versions of your website. You’ll need one for phones, another for tablets, and one suited for a desktop. This method will give the best overall experience to that particular screen size and will work for screen sizes in between.
This method, however, comes with a large drawback. It can significantly increase development costs upfront and you’ll need to keep all of the versions of your website updated.
At TECH Team Advantage, we use the responsive design technique. This allows for simplicity of design, maintaining, and the ability to reach a large audience regardless of the device being used.
If you’re thinking about having a website designed for your Christian ministry, contact our team in Media (Graphic) Solutions today!