Vitalnet is Mobile-Friendly & Responsive
What does mobile-friendly mean?
Mobile-friendly means a webpage is attractive and easy to use on a smartphone.
"A website that is easy to use on a mobile device, especially the small screens of smartphones." -
What does responsive mean?
Responsive means a webpage rearranges itself to work and appear correctly on different screen widths.
"Responsive web design makes your web page look good on all devices." -
How important are mobile-friendly and responsive web sites?
Are all mobile-friendly webpages responsive?
No. A webpage can be designed so that it displays and works beautifully on a smartphone,
but looks awful on a desktop computer,
because the webpage is still displayed the same way as on the tiny smartphone screen.
Being mobile-friendly does not guarantee being responsive.
Are all responsive webpages mobile-friendly?
No. A webpage can be designed so that it rearranges itself, adapts to different screen widths,
but still looks or works poorly on a smartphone,
for example if certain elements appear or function poorly on smartphones.
Being responsive does not guarantee being mobile-friendly.
1) A large proportion of web traffic is now on smartphones
But desktop computers will also be widely used for the foreseeable future.
So you need to cover both.
2) Would you want to use a web application that looked awful on your device
(smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop) or was difficult to use? Obviously not.
3) Google recommends responsive design as a best practice, and they would know.
Bottom line: A web site should be both mobile-friendly AND responsive.
How does Vitalnet stack up?
All Vitalnet output and web interfaces are both mobile-friendly and responsive.
Vitalnet interfaces automatically rearrange their elements to appear and work correctly, regardless of screen width, as illustrated below.
In addition, wide images (eg, maps) automatically adjust to fit small screens, and wide output tables may be horizontally scrolled.
and other mobile-readiness tests verify that Vitalnet web pages, output, and interfaces are mobile-friendly.
We also test by hand to verify that everything is responsive and mobile-friendly.
Responsive Web Design
VitalWeb Standard on desktop
Standard on mobile
VitalWeb Wizard on desktop
Wizard on mobile
VitalWeb Ajax on desktop
Ajax on mobile