There has been a lot of chatter recently about Google making changes to their search algorithm.

As of April 21 (changes will be rolled out over a week or so), Google will be penalising websites that are not mobile-friendly.

Wikipedia suggests that responsive website design is:

Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones)

There are lots of different opinions about mobile apps vs. responsive that I could go into here – it’s a massive deal and there is so much to cover so I’m going to leave it alone for this post but the video below does go into some detail about the options and what the difference is.

Along with this quick video, I’ll also be doing a Q + A session on Facebook on Monday afternoon at 4:30pm AEST to answer any specific questions that you may have about the changes and what your website needs.

Here are a few links mentioned in the video – it’s a good idea to pull out your smart phone and check these sites out for yourself to see the differences.

Responsive website designs:

Mobile app designs:

Test your own website:

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Hi, I'm Emma and it’s my mission in life to help others launch, grow and nurture their dreams.  I’m the straight talking nerd that can take the vision for your business and complete the puzzle to getting your business online. When I'm not shooting photos or dancing you can find me playing with the latest gadgets and tools to make your business so much easier. I work with women all over the globe to create businesses that light them up and inspire others. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.