Having a mobile-friendly website has become essential. Over 70% of all online searches for local businesses are done via mobile devices, and Google is now penalising websites that are not user-friendly on mobile.
Your customers expect it too. Did you know 40% of customers will choose a different search result if the first is not mobile-friendly? So not having a responsive website may actually be driving business to your competitors.
I like to keep my sites simple, using a 'mobile-first' approach to ensure they work great, both on mobile phones and tablets, as well as desktops. In this day and age you can't afford not to have a responsive website.
I never use pre-built templates or adapt a theme I've already used (but many other developers will). Every site I build is created from scratch. It's all bespoke, with the exception of a decent grid framework of course (because there's no point re-inventing the wheel!).
Unlike the majority of developers out there, I don't use Wordpress (in fact, I recommend against using it). Instead, I prefer Perch, a powerful little content management system. It's ideal for small to medium-sized sites, and has a user-friendly interface to boot.
of customer will leave a site that isn't mobile or tablet friendly
mobile customers are looking to make a purchase that day
say a bad mobile site puts them off engaging with a business
Peter Fitzsimmons Redwater Lettings Ltd
I have had nothing but great service from Paul and would recommend him to anybody needing web design and everything else that goes with it. Paul is great to deal with and unlike larger organisations is on hand and available to deal with any queries quickly.