Want to learn about responsive web design and user experience? Discover the questions that you need to be asking of your recruitment website in our blog post today.
What is Responsive Web Design?
Responsive web design (RWD) creates a system to make sure that website pages render well on different screen sizes and different devices, such as mobile phones and tablets.
The server sends the same HTML code to all devices, and CSS is used to alter the rendering of the page on the device.
Images are an important factor when implementing responsive web design. Media such as images and video need to be scalable, depending on the viewport.
Above all, with responsive web design, the content is easy to view and interact with. This is because it needs to work on screen of a large monitor, right down to the smallest smartphone screen.
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Why is Responsive Web Design important?
A mobile-friendly website is important because it means that users are able to interact with the content without having to make an effort (such as zooming or double-tapping).
When a user does encounter a website nowadays that isn’t mobile-friendly, they are likely to leave the site out of frustration.
A mobile-friendly website far easier to use than a non-mobile-friendly site. Because of this, in 2015, Google factored in a website’s mobile presence as a ranking signal.
Developers used to build more than one website to help accommodate varying screen sizes. Responsive web design means instead of multiple sites, there can now be one URL and one content source for a single website.
Google recommends using responsive web design because:
- A single URL makes it easy for users to share and link your web content
- Common mistakes are reduced with responsive web design
- It helps with crawling efficiency
A fluid and flexible website offers a browsing experience optimised for the user, whatever the device they choose to discover your website on.
What is User Experience (UX) Design?
User experience (UX) looks at the way that users behave and seeks to understand their needs and motivations. Their overall experience can be assessed through tests, observing and feedback.
UX designers look at everything that will shape the end user’s experience and how easy it is to undertake the task.
By using responsive web design, you are looking to improve your visitor’s user experience.
Mobile Recruitment and RWD
In recruiting, mobile recruitment is of high importance. In order to capture clients and candidates, a mobile-friendly site can help to increase trust.
With the rise of mobile, smartphone and tablet use, it’s important to consider how your website will be used. If you are an agency owner with a website, consider the following factors:
- Is my website fast?
- Is the content on my website easy to read?
- Can users find their way around my website easily?
- Is my design simplistic?
- Are my buttons a good size and finger-friendly?
In recruitment, application software like Chameleon-i that is cloud-based can be used on multiple devices and browsers. This means that recruiters are able to take their work wherever they need to go and access it on any device they choose to use.
We hope you now understand a little more on the importance of Responsive Web Design. Contact us if you would like to find out how we can build you an affordable and responsive recruitment website.