What is Responsive Website Design?

So you’re creating a church website… That’s great! We know a website can bring incredible value to church attenders as well as expand your reach to new visitors within your community. 

A website is a great tool for churches when it is done right. 

Your website is your first impression. You want to be sure it reflects your church well. This means it should be easy to navigate, appealing to both attendees and visitors, and operate smoothly. If your website is messy, hard to navigate, confusing, or won’t load properly there is a good chance it will turn people off from actually visiting your church in person. 

Yes, that’s how much weight a church website can hold.

One major website building step is to utilize responsive design. 

What is responsive web design?

Responsive web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform, and orientation.

We utilize a method of coding that considers and adjusts according to screen size. There are now more mobile users than PC users surfing the web! This means your website needs to adjust and optimize your content so that it looks good no matter the screen size.

Examples of Responsive Website Design

Below, we see an example of a “Meet The Team” page on a typical computer screen. The screen is wide enough to have four pictures across with extra space and padding between the photos.

Now, here is the same section on a mobile device. You can see there is only room for two photos across.

The website utilizes a responsive design to automatically adjust the spacing and layout of all of the content so that it is visible and easy to navigate on this device too!

Building Your Church Website

It doesn’t have to be complicated. Our web design agency makes it easy for you by using responsive design as the standard with all our church website builds. We know that ease of use from any device is essential for a good online experience. 

At Torrch, we want to partner with you in creating your online presence to move the mission of the Church forward.

Let’s get your website started today!


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