Do visitors have to squint or pinch and zoom to read your church’s web site when using their smartphone?
The Bad Old-days of Fixed Width Design
Until recently most web sites were designed using a fixed width (960 pixels was most common) and designed on a desktop computer with a nice big monitor. But not everyone has an iMac you know! In fact the statistics show that more and more people use tablets and mobiles to view web sites. The variety of devices used to view sites has become rather large and you really cannot assume that every browser has the same viewing area or capabilities.
Going Responsive and Mobile friendly
Some lesser web publishing platforms continue to work this way, but over the last few years clever designers (like those at churchuna) have noticed this change in technology and so started designing web sites that scale and adapt to the user’s device size and capabilities. This is called Responsive Web Design (RWD) and produces sites that are much more mobile and tablet friendly.
The result is happy users and visitors who can actually read your content on their mobiles while listening to the preacher on a Sunday morning!
Even the page you are reading right now is using one of the themes built into the churchuna platform which is a responsive design. Don’t believe me? Try resizing your browser and see how content is displayed differently as the browser window gets smaller. You could even try it on your smartphone to see what a difference this makes to being able to interact with a web site on the go.
Choosing One of churchuna’s Responsive Themes
There are number of theme designs available on the churchuna platform that are responsive by design. Not all themes are, since sites that have been running a while may still be using some early themes. But all new themes have been responsive for the last 2 years at least.
To make the leap into a responsively designed church web site, you just need to pick a theme that is responsive. To help you out, here is our list of the top responsive themes available on the churchuna platform right now:
- Going Green pro
- LivingOS Xi
- LivingOS Pure
- LivingOS Lush
- LivingOS Mint
- LivingOS Grow (coming soon to churchuna)
- Metro Pro
- Minimum Pro
You can preview any of these theme on your chruchuna site by visiting Appearance->Themes in your site dashboard.
Get a Custom Responsive Design for Your Church Web Site
Of course to get the very best from your site, we recommend using one of our talented team to design a custom site for you. This will always be responsive and produce results that make you stand out from the crowd.