How to determine if your site is responsive

Is your website responsive?   Responsive websites are designed so that the text, photos, buttons, etc. can change position or size depending on the screen size.

Use Firefox or Chrome.  Grab the lower right hand corner and resize the screen

The easiest way to test if your website is using a responsive design is to open your site using a browser like Firefox, Chrome or Safari.  Position your mouse on the bottom right corner of the browser window then drag to resize the window. If you site is responsive it will rearrange the information on the screen to fit the new screen size. If the page becomes unreadable or information is overlapping on the screen then your site is most likely not responsive.

Try it out on your devices

Since almost everyone has a smartphone these days, try it on your phone or tablet.   Enter your URL in the browser.  Don’t forget to re-orient your phone and view the site with your phone positioned vertically and horizontally.   Again, if you site is responsive it will rearrange the information on the screen to fit the new screen size. If the page becomes unreadable or information is overlapping on the screen then your site is most likely not responsive.

Check out google page insight page to get some ideas

Enter  https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights in your browser.  Enter your URL in the field provided and click Analyze.  The Google tool will tell you how mobile friendly your website.

Try an Emulator.

The best way to test your website is to test it on every device.  However this becomes impractical given the huge number of devices out there.  So the next best thing is to emulate the varous browsers.  There are several services that provide this capability.

The one we recommend is http://semalt.design/ .  Enter your URL and click start now.  It will show your website at several very common screen sizes that should give you a good idea of what your sites looks like on most devices.

 

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