I’m updating my personal home page to reflect a responsive mobile friendly design.

I got an alert that Google doesn’t regard my web site as a Mobile First Responsive Design. Responsive Web design 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. The methodology and practice of Responsive Web Design consists of a mixture of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) media queries. I realized at the onset of developing it that Google doesn’t reward websites that fail to measure up to the standard of a Mobile First Responsive Design, but rather penalizes their positioning in search engine ranking. As such, I have committed a nominal amount of weekend time to redesigning and reimplementing the web site with a slightly larger type-face and collapsing the two columns in favor of a narrower column. From my vantage point having access to a desktop with a sizable monitor, the web site looks ideal on a large monitor, and I originally designed it filling the breadth of my own large monitor. I’ve since come out of this myopic thinking and have yielded to practicality. I hope the changes are well-received. In certain respects, I like the old look, but this new look and feel is more streamlined, and arguably less cluttered.

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