Vertumnus, the God of Seasons in Roman mythology, has this ability to change his form at will. He used his shape-shifting powers to disguise himself as an old woman and seduced Pomona, the Goddess of Fruitful Abundance, and got her to marry him eventually.
Likewise, jooja! has assumed the potency of shape-shifting by revamping our website into a seductive, responsive platform. And it has since helped increase our business and pick up goddesses.
What Is A Responsive Website?
A responsive website is a site that is designed and coded to adapt to all screen sizes, no matter what device the website’s being displayed on. Much like Vertumnus, your website shape-shifts to fit nicely for smartphone, tablet or desktop viewing.
Here’s what one of our client’s website looks on various devices:
Why Should You Care?
1. BECAUSE OLD AUNTIES ARE ALWAYS ON-THE-GO
The old aunty that sells Sin Chew Noodles at Old Airport Road has a Samsung Note, which she uses to surf Martha Stewart and watch Korean dramas.
If the aunty (meaning your prospective customer) checks out your website on her smartphone and is frustrated that the text is too small, she’s very likely to go to another website (most likely your competitor’s). Truth be told, more and more people are replacing their laptops with tablets these days.
Statistically, over 70% of Google searches are performed on a mobile device. And the majority of people have a better opinion of brands when they offer a good mobile experience.
2. BECAUSE MR GOOGLE LIKES RESPONSIVE WEBSITES
Having a responsive websites improves your SEO (Search Engine Optimization). In plain speak, your website can be searched more easily. This is because Google prefers responsive web design over mobile templates as it makes it easier for Google robots to crawl your site as well as reduces the chance of on-page SEO errors.
3. BECAUSE YOU’RE FUTURE-PROOFING YOUR WEBSITE
The biggest benefit of a responsive website is that it is designed based on screen size, not device. This means that no matter what size screen someone is viewing your website, it will display properly for that screen size.
So, in the future, as new devices (TVs, watches, glasses, etc.) are being used for web browsing, your responsive website will still look “current”.
What Should You Do If You Find Your Website Isn’t Responsive?
Scream hysterically for a minute. Then calm down with a cup of Earl Grey. Before calling us to say you’ll pay us heaps of moolah to redesign your website.
We design all our websites on an open-source platform called WordPress. A WordPress-built website allows for easy editing, minimal maintenance and full control (by you the client). Plus, it’s has inbuilt SEO features, is totally responsive and entirely scalable (meaning you could add new features like e-commerce in future if you wish).
Cost-wise, our fees for a non-eCommerce website are $950 for set-up with every page at $280. So, for a 5-page website, the charges will be $2,350.
WordPress however requires that some technical requirements in your hosting. We will check with you later to see if your hosting provider has the necessary support.
If you require hosting, we recommend HostMonster (click on their banner below) because we’re using them ourselves plus we get 37 cents for every successful recommendation.