The benefits of Responsive Web Design for Public Sector websites

Public administration responsive website

Almost every citizen these days have mobile phone that is able to connect to the Internet. It is very practical for the citizen to find information on the website and to use the e-service while they are on the run. Many websites are not made for mobile versions because the technology is rapidly growing and nowadays there are many different types of resolutions that need to be covered (Blackberry phones, IPhone phones, Android phones, netbooks, Kindles etc.), however the answer for this question is not to create a website version for each resolution, that is impractical. Further down you will learn what a responsive web design is and why every public sector’s organization need to provide a responsive website.


What is Responsive Web design? This is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. As the citizen switches from their laptop to iPad, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, the website should have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s preferences. This would eliminate the need for a different design and development phase for each new gadget on the market.

But responsive Web design is not only about adjustable screen resolutions and automatically resizable images, but rather about a whole new way of thinking about design. Let’s talk about all of these features, plus additional ideas in the making. If you are technology savvy, you have to stop reading, if not just keep reading and see how to provide responsive web design to your municipal website with no coding skills.


CMS for Responsive Website

You don’t need a “mobile-version” of your website to be “mobile-friendly.”  Content management systems let you adapt your current website to any device with responsive design. Define transformations that automatically optimize your website for each visitor’s unique screen using “drag & drop” layouts and responsive rule-sets. The following examples are from eMunicipality Content Management System.

emunicipality responsive website

emunicipality responsive website

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