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5 Reasons Why Responsive Design is More Important Today Than Ever

A key character trait shared by most successful businesses is adaptability.

Businesses that prosper in an ever-changing environment are the ones that know how to stay up-to-date with the latest developments, and how to change their way of interacting with their world to stay on top.

With that in mind, if you don’t have a responsive web platform to showcase your services and/or products, you’ve already been left behind.

According to comScore, smartphones and tablets now account for 60% of time spent online. That trend is set to continue, with mobile devices on the rise and desktop browsing continuing to dwindle.

Obviously more people prefer using an app than a laptop to access Facebook, book a flight, or browse an online marketplace. That is understandable, given the convenience of a pocket-size tool that offers many of the benefits of something ten times the size. The statistics can be confirmed by simply looking around and noticing how many people are constantly glued to their smartphones.

As early as 2008 the forecasts indicated the trend, and in 2014 it became reality. Responsive design is no longer a luxury or a ‘nice to have’, but a necessity. Here are five reasons why.

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Single Page or Multiple Page Design – What’s Better For Your WordPress Website?

Choosing between Single or Multi Page Designs sometimes requires a lot of thought. Here are a few guidelines that might help you. 

Those familiar with WordPress’ history will know that it has its roots placed firmly in blogging.

But fast-forward to present day and you are arguably as likely to see a ‘traditional’ website running on WordPress than you are to see a blog. The world’s favorite Content Management System (CMS) has come a long way since its b2/cafelog days. And while creating a WordPress website that doesn’t operate as a blog is now a piece of cake, that added functionality opens up a veritable Pandora’s box of questions.

In this article I want to address one of those questions: should you choose a single page or a multiple page design for your WordPress website? With the growth in popularity of single page designs over the past year or so, it is a more relevant question than ever. Once you’re done reading this piece, you’ll know which option is right for you.

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Enfold Version 3.1 – New Elements, Demos and long awaited improvements

Again a rather large update that adds a lot of the features you requested 

This one has a lot of love for users who always wanted to use the template builder on posts and products. You can now build beautiful custom posts and unique custom single product pages. Of course we got a lot of new elements, improvements to existing elements, new theme demos and a lot of smaller bugfixes as well.

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Enfold Version 3.0 – Bigger, better, faster

By far the biggest update since the introduction of Enfold one year ago 

Enfold has come a long way during the last year. We have added a lot of updates over time, but this is the biggest one by far. And even though the theme was called “Multi-Purpose” from the beginning I think its save to say that this word gets a new meaning with our latest update :) – Read more –

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Enfold Version 2.9 – Images with Hotspots, new Lightbox and some portfolio love

The latest version of the Enfold Theme once again adds a mix of features we liked and stuff that was requested in our Enfold Feature Request center:

  • We have added a new template builder element: Image with Hotspots – which allow you to add any number of hotspots and tooltips to an image
  • We got a new Header style called “Transparent glass
  • We added a new modern Lightbox script instead of outdated PrettyPhoto Lightbox. (Example)
  • We improved the portfolio element so it can now be used as a fullwidth element as well (please note that it might be necessary to update some pages if you want to keep your current look by putting the portfolio into a 1/1 column element)

Those are the biggest changes and the links above will show you an example for each of those changes. All of the new pages have also already been added to the dummy content file, which means if you import the demo content you will also get this new pages imported to your installation ;)

As always we also added a lot of smaller improvements and bugfixes, most notably:

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Enfold Version 2.8 – Contact Forms, Animated Numbers, more masonry

Lots of big and small improvements that you demanded! 

Enfold version 2.8 is the third release after we have introduced our new feature request system. If you haven’t suggested new features or voted on existing ones you are definitely missing out on shaping the future of the theme with us. We have already added more than a dozen requests, some of them more popular than others, but a lot of them would never have found their way into the theme without our vocal community ;)

This time we have put our focus on improving existing elements like the form builder, which is much more flexible now, or the masonry which can now be used as a non-fullwidth element :)

Of course no major release without at least one new template builder element. This time we are adding one that has lived on the frontpage of Kriesi.at for quite some time and is now ready for the public. The animated numbers element.

Go check out the theme demo and if you want to know what exactly was improved, here is a list:

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