• http://twitter.com/iology I-ology

    Great article! Responsive is our top recommendation when redesigning. Clients often times come to us with their mobile goals and responsive is a great way to build to achieve those goals in an innovative and cost-effective way. If you’re interested in seeing another responsive site, we just built our new Website in responsive as well: http://www.i-ology.com

  • http://trafficdigital.com/ Mark Hughes

    Interesting article with some great tips. Perhaps I’m wrong (not a developer) but the Starbucks site goes against your advice of pulling in specific images depending upon the screen size – it just seems to shrink using the same image.  This site is a pretty good example of a site that breaks down extremely well when you resize your browser screen – http://trafficdigital.com.

  • http://isabosler.de/ Isabella Bosler

    Interesting article! Responsive design is also what I’m recommending to my clients.
    What I’m just still wondering is how responsive websites will rank in mobile search. Google writes that responsive web design is their “recommended configuration” and “Google can discover your content more efficiently as we wouldn’t need to
    crawl a page with the different Googlebot user agents to retrieve and
    index all the content.” In terms of ranking in mobile search that sounds a bit contradictory to me. What do you think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Martin/508010100 Michael Martin

    Agreed, responsive design on the same URL is a great first step, but alone is not Mobile SEO.  I write about this in an upcoming Search Engine Land post that addresses your question.

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  • Donald LeGoullon

    Starbucks site has flash – perhaps this is eliminated in a true mobile device display but with Adobe’s new stance of mobile Flash it does not seem good to utilize Flash, and there are good alternative coding implementations giving nearly the same results such as:  http://www.threeriversregatta.net

  • http://twitter.com/msadiq303 Mohammed Sadiq

    I think this wonderful tips to tune-up responsive website to improve SEO. Thanks for sharing this post.

  • http://www.spinxwebdesignnewyork.com/ Web Design NYC

    Yes, these tips are
    very nice. It is very important to redesign your website which can easily use
    on the mobiles too by the users. Responsive is the great way to redesign your
    website by spending less with advantage to get good preview of website.

     

  • dave

    Responsive design is recommended by Google because it’s easier for them to track and understand one page rather than .mobi or sub domains. I don’t believe it’s the best solution for webmasters though.

    And there is also the question of does the viewer want responsive design? Many I speak to want the whole site and are more than happy the pinch and enlarge, it’s not difficult to do after all. And when G show how your site looks on a mobile they always show the vertical view not the horizontal. Why?

    A sports resulot site can look OK on 320 px but a more complicated site can be reduced to the absurd at that width.

    And nonone knows where the market is going – design your site for 320 px and in two years time you MAY find that anyone who will click on an ad is using an I-Pad type device.

    There are so mkany variables and unkowns at the moment

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Manfred-Smellington/100003131475326 Manfred Smellington

    Responsive design *is* the whole site, that’s a key point of it especially relative to a separate mobile site. I realize you probably mean some want to see the full width layout, but ideally with a responsive approach equal care is given to each breakpoint so there isn’t such a thing as a “full site” anymore, just one set of content structured in a flexible and hopefully optimal way. Also regarding designing a site for 320px, that is not part of the responsive philosophy either. You adjust your layout based on where it breaks (breakpoints) and throw any ideas of common screen size out the window. In any case, it shouldn’t be too hard to include a “full site” link that forces the full width breakpoint, but “full site” links are probably going to look like dated relics a la a “Get Netscape” button in a couple of years as people continue to do more and more of their browsing on their phones and become more accustomed to the layout patterns that work on phones (which are still emerging).