Post your website here! - Page 105 -...

User 2093747 Photo


Registered User
69 posts

Steve wrote:
Nice websites Bill! Have you had a chance to look into Responsive Layout Maker? I used to build a lot of websites with VSD but have made the move to responsive design as more and more people look at your websites on mobile devices. You can find out more about it here : http://www.coffeecup.com/responsive-layout-maker-pro/


Yes I have looked into RLM. I'm waiting for the new version to come out by years end. Several of my clients have mixed emotions on responsive sites. Most of my clients like having mobile versions with the ability to see the full site. Some responsive sites cut down too much information in their smaller versions and don't make it easy for users to choose the full versions. I'm sure they will eventually evolve, but most don't want to jump yet.

WHC
Quick Biz Websites
www.quickbizwebsites.com
User 244141 Photo


Ambassador
1,209 posts

Great design work Bill! Very creative! :)
Web Design Website: https://www.websnoogie.com

Member - BBB - Websnoogie, LLC






User 12512 Photo


Ambassador
223 posts

Very nice work Bill, a great showcase for your talents and the capabilities of VSD!
User 271657 Photo


Ambassador
3,816 posts

Bill, the idea behind responsive web design is that the entire website is there for any screen size. Typically, it was mobile sites that would strip out content from the full desktop version.
For clients, the big advantage is they only have one site to maintain and update. Plus, it doesn't matter what phone their sites are viewed on – no worries about screen size or orientation. ;) For many people, a mobile device is their primary or only computer.

Many of your sites would be well-suited for resp. design. The Lybrand site could work very well on any device, with exactly the same content. Your own site** would also be a great one to start with –very easy to adapt the layout. You could grab a free trial of RLM and start experimenting so you'll be ready when you get the new version.
**Nice site, easy to use, let's me get right to the info with no distractions. :)
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. (Douglas Adams)
https://www.callendales.com
User 2093747 Photo


Registered User
69 posts

paintbrush wrote:
Bill, the idea behind responsive web design is that the entire website is there for any screen size. Typically, it was mobile sites that would strip out content from the full desktop version.
For clients, the big advantage is they only have one site to maintain and update. Plus, it doesn't matter what phone their sites are viewed on – no worries about screen size or orientation. ;) For many people, a mobile device is their primary or only computer.

Many of your sites would be well-suited for resp. design. The Lybrand site could work very well on any device, with exactly the same content. Your own site** would also be a great one to start with –very easy to adapt the layout. You could grab a free trial of RLM and start experimenting so you'll be ready when you get the new version.
**Nice site, easy to use, let's me get right to the info with no distractions. :)


I agree. However many of the responsive designs I've seen scale back info in the smallest versions. Many also change their navigation from their full sites which can confuse users that have become familiar with the desktop versions. I realize much of this has to do with the design and is not inherent to responsive websites. Your website is designed very well :)

We will be moving to responsive designs but we are jumping a little bit slower. We want to study the best designs and make sure we provide the best work. To be honest, I've seen more poorly designed responsive sites because folks jumped without thinking.

We are also waiting for RSD before we offer responsive sites commercially.

Bill
WHC
Quick Biz Websites
www.quickbizwebsites.com
User 271657 Photo


Ambassador
3,816 posts

Thanks, Bill – it's a never ending project :)
We'll be looking forward to seeing what you do with RSD ;)
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. (Douglas Adams)
https://www.callendales.com
User 458383 Photo


Registered User
6 posts
Online Now

Still a work in progress...

http://www.mvxpress.com
User 2219486 Photo


Registered User
53 posts

Hi, still work in progress. Just looking for some feedback as I'm a complete beginner with regards Web design or anything technical!

Http://www.ripped-up.com

Also, a quick question. Can small sites built on VSD actually become SEO friendly? Or is that a complete waste of time trying to improve this? Focus more on driving traffic elsewhere via PPC and social media etc? Thanks.
User 2088758 Photo


Senior Advisor
2,985 posts

Not to bad T M,

as comment to your question on VSD and SEO:

Yes you can definitely spend time on improving SEO for a VSD website. There are some options built right into the application that can be found under Edit>Edit Keywords and Description or press CTRL+Alt+K, there you can also find a place to insert your website analytics code or press CTRL+Alt+G

If you really want to improve your SEO you should check out Coffeecups Website Insight. You can find more information about it here:

http://www.coffeecup.com/website-insight/

A VSD website is just like any other website out there. The only thing its lacking in is responsiveness. The websites built with VSD do not look that great on mobile devices and you will lose a little SEO with that.

Hope this helps
Steve

Taking over the world one website at a time!

Steve Kolish
www.misterwebguy.com

YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL8qVv … ttneYaMSJA
User 2219486 Photo


Registered User
53 posts

thanks a bunch for your quick reply. All sounds good with regards Seo. I guess it's about putting time and effort in over the coming years that will slowly drive this. Hopefully I'll learn a thing or two along the way.

I see that it's important to get your key words into your 'header'. Now it's kind of awkward positioning the header when entered into the 'header' section in VSD. Any other feedback on the layout etc? I basically made the boxes myself using shapes as the lines, I guess this isn't best either as they are sort of classed as a lot of small images?! But I'm not sure how else to do it! Thanks in advance.

Have something to add? We’d love to hear it!
You must have an account to participate. Please Sign In Here, then join the conversation.