SEO Consultant Perth

designing websites in Perth
since 1994

websites must be future proof

ensuring it looks the same
on every device

today
March 22, 2019

desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile

and
devices that have not yet been invented

they are named

responsive websites

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Jump to a section click "number" or "go".

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1: How to develop a responsive website with no jQuery, just html and a little php.

I know what you are thinking...

It cannot be done.

As of today March 22, 2019 I manage about 80 websites.

You are now reading one of those 80 websites that are:

Plus...

What is a hamburger menu...

The hamburger menu is the menu icon found on websites in newer programs such as WordPress that hides the traditional file menu.

A hamburger menu...

Is your current website responsive.

How to check if a web page is responsive...

If you do not have a mobile smart phone with you, you can test this web page or any web page on the internet to see if the page is responsive on a desktop or laptop.

How...

Place your cursor on the left or right side edge of your web browser you are using to read this web page.

Next drag in to make your browser window smaller in width, let go of your mouse or track pad to see if everything repositions itself. Repeat again to make the width smaller.

If the page is responsive once you get to between 440px - 320px wide (about 60- 90mm wide) you will see all the contents line up under each other in one column and if its not responsive the page content will disappear off the left or right side of the screen.

The following links are responsive websites viewable on any mobile smart phone.

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2: Why is jQuery and Media Queries used to create a website.

jQuery...

To extend the functionality of html.

Media Queries...

To adjust a web page to fit and be viewable on different width screens.

Why websites use excessive amounts of jQuery and Media Queries that bloats and slows a web page loading.

Answer...

Because since about 2013 practically all websites are generated by computer program code eg. WordPress, except all the sites we develop.

Plus...

Unlike countless numbers of other websites I have seen since 2013 that have between 50 - 500 lines of Media Queries code all our sites only have three very short lines a Media Queries code.

...this page does not use...
jQuery

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3: Brief history about my company, Internet Sales.

In January 1994 when I owned a manufacturing and export business I read an article about the internet.

During the next few weeks I read more articles and thought this could be a cost effective method for my company to promote the products we have been exporting to America and a few European countries since late 1990.

My company's factory and office was and still is today, March 22, 2019 in Perth, Western Australia.

From my research in 1994 there were only two companies in Perth, Western Australia both set up in late 1993 to develop websites.

I contacted both, one wanted $10,000 and the other $8,500 to walk into their office to discuss my requirements.

... I am not joking ...
$10,000 and $8,500 to basically talk to them

I thought how hard can it be to develop a website...

I've been using a computer for my company accounts and word processing since 1983.

I checked there was no night school to teach web development.

So I went into Perth to look round the four large book shops to see if there were any books on web development, you know the type teach yourself something in 24 hours.

The first three book shops did not have any books but the forth one said they have a few, I looked through them and bought one.

I started to read this 498 page book on the train going home, after some trial and error I built my first website and used it until June 30, 2001 when I closed my export business.

In August 2001 I started a new internet based business named Private House Sale.

Skip forward to today, March 22, 2019 I am still...

... I did say brief history ...

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4: Why is it important to have a responsive website.

Responsive website is mobile friendly, it helps increase visibility on search engines, which in turn can mean more visitors to your website.

one website
viewable on every screen width

including ones that have not been developed yet

This is a great benefit for small, medium and large businesses.

Why...

Just imagine the cost savings when you only have one website to manage allowing anyone to view it no matter the device they are viewing it on.

So the question is...

should you have a responsive website

The simple answer is...

... YES ...

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5: What are the problems with computer generated coded websites such as WordPress.

If you want to use a program to produce bloated computer generated code to develop a website there are programs available but we won't use them for many reasons.

Some of the problems include...

Note...

The websites we develop LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME no matter if you view them on a desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile phone.

we do not use a hamburger menu we use a traditional menu

we do not hide
the menu when viewing on a tablet or mobile phone

Detailed problems with computer generated coded websites.

for the above and other reasons

WE DO NOT USE
programs such as WordPress that generated bloated computer code

... we write our code ...

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6: Why is a responsive website is the future of web development and what is the best method to create and maintain a responsive website.

Answer...

That depends who you talk to.

If the web developer has been developing websites like myself since 1994 then the answer is write the code as you have control over the whole site's contents.

But if someone started their web developer career after 2003 (when WordPress became available) then no doubt they would say WordPress or one of the other content management systems.

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7: Write the code or use a content management system to automatically generate website code.

Benefits of a hand writing coded website...

for the above and other reasons

WE DO NOT USE
programs such as WordPress that generated bloated computer code

... we write our code ...

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No matter where you live in Australia we can assist you with a new or updating your current web.

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one of the websites we manage manufactures the

world's highest security rated
Australian made Wheel Clamp

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... if yes ...

Either go to their website for full details...

Or ...

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March 22, 2019

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April 01, 2019

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