In a previous life I was a Mercedes Benz technician and I owned my own German car repair shop. When I first broke away from the dealership to open this shop I did it on a really limited budget. "Limited" may be an understatement, if I'm being perfectly honest. My marketing consisted of a magazine ad that I paid way too much for (and I got my hand slapped by the Mercedes legal team because I used a large image of the Mercedes Star). I knew I needed a website and I knew that websites were created using something called "html". I'd remembered seeing an option to save documents as html using Microsoft Word, so I built my first website myself using Word. I recently found that old website, Comic Sans and all. If you want a laugh, check it out.
A few years went by and I eventually paid someone to build me a new website. They built it using Dreamweaver, and man it looked good! The problem was, when I wanted something changed I had to fiddle around in Dreamweaver and then ftp the new files up to the server. It was not what I would call easy. One day a buddy of mine that I met in my BNI group told me about this system he used called DotNetNuke. I asked him to show me how it worked and the rest is history.
How many times have you gone to a website on your mobile phone in the past couple of days? How about in the past week, or in the past month? How about on a tablet, like your iPad or Android tablet? Probably more than you realize. In early 2014, for the first time ever, more people spent time on the internet on their mobile devices than they did on their personal computers – and that number is getting larger. The future of the Internet is going mobile, and if you want your website to move with your customers, you want to make it responsive.