Responsive sites built by Freshlinx are highlighted as mobile-friendly in Google search results

November 20th, 2014, posted in Uncategorized

Have you ever been browsing the Web on a mobile device, only to find out the site you’re visiting has a terrible layout on your phone.  Often these sites have not been optimised for mobile devices such as phones and tablets, leaving the user struggling to read the content of the site without zooming in and moving the website around in the device window!  Google are now making our lives a bit easier by highlighting sites that have been optimized for mobile devices in its search results.

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Of course, with so many different ideas about web design, it can be difficult defining what’s truly mobile friendly. For Google, the site criteria are as follows:

  • Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like Flash
  • Uses text that is readable without zooming
  • Sizes content to the screen so users don’t have to scroll horizontally or zoom
  • Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped

 

The company says it is also experimenting with using mobile-friendliness as a criteria for its search rankings. This could mean moving sites optimized for mobile devices higher up search results when browsing a mobile device, but no such change has been specified so far.

The new mobile-friendly tag will roll out to search results globally over the coming weeks.

I am delighted to report that all of the responsive sites that Freshlinx have built for clients have already been highlighted as mobile-friendly in search results on mobile devices!

Read more: Helping users find mobile-friendly pages [Google Webmaster Central Blog]

Freshlinx launch new responsive Photographer’s Portfolio website

April 5th, 2014, posted in News, Photography

Freshlinx Web Design is proud to present the latest responsive website design for Shevy Sandhu Photography.

Shevy Sandhu Photography Responsive Website

New property buying and selling responsive website

November 24th, 2013, posted in News, Real Estate

Freshlinx Web Design is proud to present the latest responsive website design for SellYourHouseSwiftly – a property buying service based in the Milton Keynes, Northampton, Kettering, Aylesbury, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard areas. Check out the site here: http://www.sellyourhouseswiftly.co.uk

 

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Freshlinx proudly hosts Dissident Sound Industry studio website

August 16th, 2013, posted in Hosting, Music Industry, News

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Freshlinx Hosting is now providing a home for the Dissident Sound Industry rehearsal and recording studios website.  The organisation originally approached us looking for a cheap, secure hosting solution tailored to their needs.  We also helped them make some design and feature improvements to their website.

Read a review here!

If you need a hosting solution, visit our Freshlinx Hosting section to find a plan than suits your needs.

New responsive website launched

April 27th, 2013, posted in Design, News

Beautiful Intentions responsive selection

Freshlinx Web Design is proud to present the latest responsive website design for Beautiful Intentions – a mobile beauty salon based in Beccles, Suffolk.

Check out the site here: http://www.beautifulintentions.co.uk

The site has been designed to display in a number of different ways, which are optimised for desktop, tablet and mobile devices. This enhances the user experience and makes important elements of the site more easily viewed and accessed.