Do you have a Responsive Website?
If not, you’d better look into changing that.
Over 60% of web traffic is now done on mobile devices. That means your website better play nicely with small screens of various sizes. If it doesn’t, you’re losing a ton of people.
A responsive website is one that will reformat itself so that it looks good on any size screen. That might mean changing the layout on a smaller screen or not showing everything on your homepage when you look at it on your iPhone. Anything that changes how your website looks on a smaller screen so that it is user friendly is part of responsive design.
As long as you keep responsive design in mind from the beginning when building your website, it’s not that hard at all.
There are tons of WordPress themes that are already responsive. That means, all you have to do is worry about the content that you’re using, what colors you want, etc. All of the responsive-ness is already taken care for you and it should look great on mobile devices, right out of the box.
Of course, if you want to customize a theme in certain ways, you’re going to need to keep responsive design in mind when making those changes. You want to make sure that they translate well to a small screen. This isn’t necessarily hard, but you’re going to want to know your way around a CSS stylesheet.
There are themes that are not responsive, but just don’t pick those ones. I have no idea why anyone would still build a theme that isn’t responsive. But, I suspect most of the ones out there that aren’t responsive are older themes that the builders thought were too cumbersome to make responsive. Retrofitting the older themes probably just isn’t worth the hassle to theme builders.
What about you? Do you have a favorite responsive WordPress theme?