If you know anything about web development you will say:
it cannot be done
Today July 01, 2022 I manage about 75 websites that do.
You are now reading one of those websites that do and are:
Hamburger menu is a menu icon found on websites in that have used a program such as WordPress to write them hiding the traditional file menu.
is your current website responsive
If you do not have a mobile smart phone with you, you can test this web page or any web page on the internet to see if the page is responsive on a desktop or laptop.
Place your mouse or track pad cursor on the left or right side edge of your web browser you are using to read this web page.
Drag in to make your browser window smaller in width, let go of your mouse or track pad to see if everything re-positions itself.
Repeat again to make the width smaller.
If the page is responsive you will see all the contents line up under each other in one column and if its not responsive the page content will disappear off the left or right side of the screen.
first we want to say
websites we develop
do not use
media queries or jQuery
We hand code all web pages, explained further down this page.
Back to the question why are media queries and jQuery used.
To extend the functionality of html.
To adjust a web page to fit and be viewable on different width screens.
this is why websites use
excessive amounts of
media queries and jQuery
this bloats and slows page loading
Since about 2013 the majority of websites are generated by computer program code eg. WordPress.
WordPress or any other content management program (CMS).
Unlike countless numbers of WordPress websites I have looked at since 2013 use between 50 - 500 lines of media queries code bloating and slows the page loading.
From our first website in March 1991 until today Friday July 01, 2022 we have not use media queries.
2016 Google first announced its plans to only use Google’s smartphone googlebot to index websites.
In other words Google wants all websites developed as mobile first and if a website does not change its website their pages will be penalised eg. if they had a high ranking their ranking will be dropped.
one website viewable on all devices
This is why web developers use numerous lines of media query code on each page telling the web browser if viewing on a desktop use this code, if viewing on a mobile use this code.
All this extra code trying to make the web page look similar on all devices.
do not use media queries
or jQuery code
I, William Flynn started my first business in April 1982.
September 1990 when I owned a manufacturing and export business I read an article about the internet.
During the next few weeks I read more articles and thought this could be a cost effective method for my company to promote the products we are exporting to America and a few European countries.
From my research in 1995 there were only two companies in Perth, Western Australia both set up in late 1993 to develop websites.
I contacted both, one wanted $10,000 and the other $8,500 to walk into their office to discuss my requirements.
I am not joking
$10,000 and $8,500 to basically talk to them
I've been using a computer for my company accounts and word processing since 1983.
But there was no night school to teach web development.
So I went into Perth to look round the four large book shops to see if there were any books on web development, you know the type teach yourself something in 24 hours.
The first three book shops did not have any books, the forth one said they have a few, I looked through them and bought one.
I started to read this 498 page book on HTML and css coding on the train going home, after some trial and error I built my first website, bradydrums.com.au.
In August 2001 I started a new internet based business named Private House Sale.
Responsive website is mobile and tablet friendly, it helps increase visibility on search engines, which in turn can mean more visitors to your website.
viewable on every screen width
This is a great benefit for small, medium and large businesses.
Just imagine the cost savings when you only have one website to manage allowing anyone to view it no matter the device they are viewing it on.
should you have a responsive website
If you want to use a program to produce bloated computer generated code to develop a website there are programs available but we won't use them for many reasons.
look exactly the same
no matter if you view them on a
desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile
A hamburger menu.
we do not hide
the menu when viewing on a tablet or mobile phone
for the above and other reasons
we do not use
programs such as WordPress that generated bloated computer code
we write our code
That depends who you talk to.
If the web developer has been developing websites like myself since March 1991 then the answer is write the code as you have full control over the whole site's contents.
But if someone started their web development career after 2003 (when WordPress became available) then no doubt they would say WordPress or one of the other content management systems.
Please contact us to discuss:
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Friday July 01, 2022
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