The variety of devices that people use to access the internet
nowadays is astonishing. To make things more complicated, some of the same
devices have different types and sizes of displays.
I-Phones, Android phones,
Laptops, PC-s, Notebooks and a sea of tablets and transformer PCs can make life
very complicated for a simple website owner. In the past, if you wanted your
website to display correctly on a specific device other than a PC, let’s say a
mobile device, you had to make duplicate, a striped down version of your
website which will be intended to service only the mobile phone users. That
time is behind us now thanks to the responsive templates.
they so popular?
Responsive templates are not such a novelty as they may seem.
They have been around for some time now, but be it because of the current
trends in web-design, or the lack of a real need for them up until now, they
have been kept in the background. Be that as it may, they are under the
spotlight now, so let’s see the advantages that the use of these Wordpress
An existing desktop website can be reworked into a responsive
website. This is an advantage that most
website owners can relate to. If your website has a trademark look and you
don’t want to change it, there is no problem. Also, you save money on the
design itself, you just pay for the modifications needed to make it functional
for all devices.
A single website that serves the need of customers regardless
of the device they use. There is no more keeping track of different websites
serving the needs of different device users. Not only do they save time in
regards of keeping an eye on all the different versions of your website, they
also save money blown on their maintenance.
SEO is easier to set up for a single website. There is no
more need to set up more than one SEO and the fact that the search engines will
have only one website to look for will make it rank better.
Avoiding the cost of making and maintaining a mobile phone
version of the website. It is not a rare thing that a mobile phone version is
not visited and becomes obsolete. By using responsive templates, you avoid
these additional costs.
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Surfing the web has become our favorite pastime while we are
traveling, commuting to and from work, waiting for someone, we don’t even go to
the bathroom without our mobile phone, so the need for a universal website
design for all devices is great. More and more internet surfing is done over
mobile phones in the last few years and the numbers are just going up.
It is a
common practice today to google something to settle a dispute you are having
with your friends. It is up to the site owner to decide if he/she needs a
responsive site template, but the way things are going everyone is going to
they look like?
We took the liberty of picking out a few responsive templates
and introduce them to you.
KALLYAS - Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress
Providing many options and possibilities for modifications of
the template KALLYAS is one of the most downloaded themes out there. It is SEO ready, translation ready, has loads
of different sliders included and, of course, it is a responsive template.
xSquare - Responsive & Clean Wordpress
With a universal design, xSquare template can be adapted to
almost any type of website. With a built in color picker you can preview the
template look in color of your choosing. With great support, video
documentation and compatibility with any device and browser, not to mention the
one-click setup, it makes it the one of the best templates.
Metronic - Responsive Admin Dashboard
Here is something a bit different, a responsive admin
dashboard which offers a developer-friendly code, 36 template pages and much
more. The interesting thing about this dashboard is that there are many things
announced to be upgraded in the future versions.
Hope you will enjoy the advantages the responsive templates
bring into the picture.