Using a Responsive WordPress Theme
If you are unfamiliar with web design or setting up a blog using WordPress, then the term, Responsive Web Design, might also be unfamiliar.
Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a method of constructing a web page or site to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience for the user. Using RWD techniques, the resulting website should be easy to navigate and require a minimal amount of resizing, panning, and scrolling across a wide variety of screen sizes – from desktop computer monitors to tablets to mobile devices.
Using a responsive theme will also improve the search rankings for your blog as it is more advantageous to the user.
When choosing a theme for your new or revamped WordPress blog, start by searching for themes that are “responsive”. Once the new theme has been downloaded and installed (or to check a theme currently in use), you might be able to find a setting that confirms the responsive capability of the theme.
For example, the theme I currently use has a switch that allows the responsiveness of the site to be turned on or off. In WordPress, try selecting Appearance, then Theme Options, and General.
Make sure Responsive Layout is turned on. Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step towards providing a pleasing user experience and increasing the chances of your site being found in a search!