Amazing so far! And it’s still advancing…

Josh McCullochAlerts, Blog Tips, Internet Safety, Shameless Self Promotion, Website Tips, Website Tools, Website Traffic, Website Trends0 Comments

As Comstar celebrates 20 years in business, I couldn’t help but to think how far technology has come in such a short amount of time. As I started my day at the office, I sat down, grabbed my coffee and reflected my first encounter with technology. Like many kids growing up in the early 1990’s, I was remembering the good … Read More

Mobile-Friendly Means More Website Traffic on Mobile Devices

Bob HoldemanWebsite Tools2 Comments

Since Google announced Mobile-geddon in April of this year we’ve been keeping our eye on some of the clients’ website traffic whose SEO programs we manage at Comstar.  Some of them have already made the move to a responsive, mobile-friendly website design, while others have not. Six months ago Google let the world know that it was going to reward … Read More

What Businesses Can Most Benefit From a Responsive Website?

Bob HoldemanWebsite Tips, Website Traffic, Website Trends0 Comments

Generally speaking, any business website can benefit from responsive web design (RWD) because Google likes RWD.  Internet 101: If Google likes it, you do too! 2013 was declared “the year of responsive web design” in our industry, yet not that many websites were found to be responsive at the end of the year.  Experts are predicting that most websites will … Read More

Responsive Web Design is Now S.O.P.

Bob HoldemanWebsite Traffic, Website Trends6 Comments

In the web design world, what was once novel and new either fades away because it is trendy and not effective – or becomes a movement and then gets taken for granted because it works.  Responsive web design, like a content management system, is one of those things that we have now come to expect when thinking about developing a … Read More

Responsive Web Design . . . A Few Final Thoughts

Joe ComoWebsite Trends4 Comments

Mobile users are not ‘secondary’ Traditionally, many businesses have thought of the mobile site as the “secondary” location. Yet search engine trends show that soon will not be the case (and maybe is not the case today). Businesses increasingly need to get their mobile searching house in order. The website Search Engine Watch reports the following: – Mobile sales have … Read More

Responsive Web Design . . . Search Engine Benefits

Joe ComoWebsite Trends3 Comments

The topic of SEOs warrants more discussion, as many businesses absolutely must have sites that help them find prospects, and ultimately customers. Here are some key points regarding responsive web design and search engine optimization. Responsive sites are easier for search engines, including Google, to find. Responsive sites provide a single content set. This is important because repetitive content … … Read More

Responsive Web Design . . . What Are the Benefits?

Joe ComoWebsite Trends1 Comment

We’ve touched on benefits here and there, but want to pull them all together to crystallize the case for responsive design. There is one overriding benefit, and Mashable puts it well:  “You build a website once, and it works seamlessly across thousands of different screens.” That sums it up, but specifics never hurt. Here they are: Cost. Development of one … Read More

Responsive Web Design . . . Why Do You Need It?

Joe ComoWebsite Trends0 Comments

RWD is a necessity, not merely a trend, based on numbers culled from media sites. We looked at these media sites because they … – Have a high volume of visitors – Have visitors with varied devices, as will your site – Feature a diverse demographic that likely matches your business in some way – Understand the need to have … Read More

Responsive Web Design . . . How Does it Work?

Joe ComoWebsite Trends0 Comments

Responsive design is implemented through the coding. Initially, coding is typically designed for the desktop site—just like always. But with responsive design, other codes are put in place that order elements to move around a bit when a certain device accesses it. Let’s say you have a few elements prominently displayed on your current website: A logo A single row … Read More