Lynne D’Autrechy and Frank Hazzard of Buzzquake Marketing, an Ellicott City web design firm, will make a presentation on the benefits of responsive web design before the members of the Rotary Club of Columbia Town Center on Oct. 23.
“We meet for lunch every Wed. at noon at the Columbia Sheraton and we invite speakers to present short presentations on various business topics,” said John Slater, a local landscape architect who serves as the club’s program chair.
Rotary International is a global network of local chapters whose members include small business owners and other community leaders who share interests in self-improvement and philanthropy.
“We plan to discuss the proliferation of mobile devices used to access the web and show local business owners why websites should be designed to adapt to any screen size,” said D’Autrechy, /buzzquake’s president.
“Ninety-one percent of American adults own a mobile phone and 63 percent of them use their phones to access the internet. This is a trend that will only accelerate,” added Hazzard, content strategist for /buzzquake. “The problem is many websites are not visible on small screens. Businesses can no longer afford to ignore mobile devices when it comes to their web presence.”
“This is a message that our members need to hear,” said Slater.
The Columbia Town Center Rotary Club was chartered in 1982. The club’s early members were some of the most prominent citizens of Columbia and Howard County and that tradition continues today with leaders from all parts of society and business lending their hearts and hands to serve Howard County. The newest members are men and women who are building their careers and the community they serve. Since 1982, the club has given more than $1 million in scholarships to Howard County students and supported more than 55 local charities with funds and hands-on service, according to Slater.