Website Design for B&B's In Ireland
A Responsive Website automatically responds to the size of the browser or device window.
Today, for the first time ever, more people are surfing the web using their smartphones or mobile devices than do so using PC's. It's imperative that your website caters for this shift in peoples online surfing habits.
The first challenge this pose's is screen size. A mobile device has a considerably smaller screen size than is offered on Computers or Laptops. Your website content has to be presented in such a manner as to firstly be readable, fonts of a certain minimum size and secondly any buttons or menus need to be presented in such a manner that big thumbs can press one button without pressing other buttons at the same time.
The second major challenge for a Mobile Compatible website is Speed.
Mobile devices are by design portable and are thus carried around by the user. This means that a Mobile Device may not always be in areas with a good quality broadband signal. Your website needs to cater for these slower connections by still loading quickly and provide the user with the information they need. Mobile users are most commonly seeking your contact details, address or map location, so make sure these details are prominent.
Perhaps the single biggest reason for ensuring your website's mobile compatibility is your Google Ranking.
Google handles well over 90% of all internet searches in Ireland so it's imperative that your website rank well in Google searches in order for it to bring you business. Google used to track your websites performance on PC's and rank it accordingly, then Mobile Devices became popular so Google started running two separate index's, one for how well your website performs on a PC and one for how well your website performed on Mobile Devices and Google would rank each one separately. Having a good performing mobile friendly website was important so as not to lose potential clients using Mobile Devices.
Google have recently announced that they are dropping the PC index completely and your website will now rank across all devices according to how well it performs on a Mobile Device, how well it performs on a PC will now be irrelevant.
Mobile Friendly web design is now imperative. YOU could lose ALL of your business if your website is NOT Mobile Friendly.
No two B&B's are the same and therefore no two websites should be the same. We offer flexible packages to suit your needs and budget. Of course, we can also offer fully customisable solutions for you based on your requirements and specifications. Just contact us directly should you require a custom solution. An example of a custom solution is www.moyglarelodge.ie
Below are two package offers based on a minimum of 5 pages which is what we consider to be the minimum size of a website for even the smallest B&B's, one is a purchase option for those who have the capital and prefer to pay once off for a website with only the annual Hosting/Domain Renewel fees to consider therafter. The two disadvantages of this option are firstly it requires quite a large capital outlay and secondly after the website is launched no one is monitoring it's effectiveness meaning that you could be losing out on potential business.
The other option is a Managed Option, you pay a monthly fee, based on the size of your website, so there is NO major initial outlay. After the website is launched we monitor the effectiveness of your website and make ongoing SEO changes accordingly to make sure you get maximum Return on your Investment. Hosting and Domain Renewel is included and there's a few other advantages too, check out the list below.