With a lot of the New White Lion’s customers being part of the iPad generation, they needed a website that would work for them. This was highlighted by the fact that their old website was built using Flash and didn’t work at all on those devices.
The challenge was to design a website that would be in keeping with the elegant decoration of the New White Lion – a boutique hotel – and use a lot of images, whilst ensuring that the website would look great whatever it was viewed on.
But what does that all mean?
While a well built website will probably look good on small devices, it might just look like a miniature version of the full, view it on your computer version.
A responsive website will be coded to appear slightly differently on different sized devices, with the aim of making it more user-friendly. Changes can be subtle or more dramatic. Usually the look and feel stays the same, but the layout changes.
Our Responsive Website with Responsive Image Gallery
The New White Lion is a very elegantly decorated hotel and the main elements of the website are the image galleries that use photos of the rooms to entice potential visitors.
With touch screen devices very much in mind, we set up a scroller gallery, which enables site visitors to navigate through image thumbnails using their fingers, which adds a nice tactile dimension to the website.
Being set up for best performance on all devices, this gallery resizes images appropriately, so they fit well on different size screens.
The galleries sit within the wider responsive framework. Essentially, on smaller screens the galleries appear underneath the text content, rather than at the side. This enables the text to appear larger, making it easier to read. It also means that the images also appear larger than they might do.
So go and check out The New White Lion on your computer and on your phone, and on your tablet if you have one.
The New White Lion Owners were very pleased with their new site:
“We needed a company that could update our website so that it could be accessed from all devices. We received professional and imaginative advice from ReallyGreenWP but with the personal touch. They were patient and understanding of our needs and we are really very impressed with the results. Just what we wanted and more and have had very positive feedback from our prospective and current guests. Could not be happier.” Kathryn and David, Owners