RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN
What Is Responsive Website Design
Responsive website design is nothing more than making your website look good on all devices (desktops, tablets, and phones).All the content, images and videos will resize, shrink, enlarge, move and if needed hide to make it look awesome on any screen size.
One Website, Many Devices
New devices in different screen sizes are being developed every year. A mobile responsive website will look awesome no matter the screen size.
Whats the science behind developing a mobile responsive website?
Developing a mobile responsive website includes a set of coding rules (like programming) to set website content in columns, rows and containers that will simply overlay one to another. The bigger the screen the more columns in one row, in smaller screens they simply overlay.
In the following coding example we can define the different “styles” to be assigned depending on the screen size. Don’t try to fully understand the coding example just know that developing a responsive website is more like coding a set of rules or ranges to cover the major screen sizes available.
Can any website be converted to mobile responsive?
If you are currently in discussions with a web agency about a new website or website redesign and they don’t offer to built your website mobile responsive, I have only one thing to say to you: RUN, RUN!
Why should I Care About Responsive Design?
Google and all major search engines will now punish you with rankings if you don’t have a mobile friendly website. Maintaining only one website is more cost effective. Users will have a better user experience and will most likely make that purchase or call.
- Better Rankings
- Better ROI
- Better User Experience
- Organized Content
- Cost Effective
Is a responsive website more expensive?
The answer should be No. But there are still digital agencies companies that will charge you extra for developing a responsive website. Developing mobile responsive websites nowadays is pretty easy due to the use of open source (Free) frameworks and technologies like bootstrap, foundation, skeleton and many more that make responsive web development very easy and affordable. If someone is trying to sell you an outdated non-responsive website, its time to look for a professional agency.
Device Usage and Statistics – 2017
Numbers do not lie, Over the years we have seen a shift in device usage and here we have the major numbers and statistics to help you decide why going mobile responsive is the best for your website.
Desktop Vs SmartPhone
Many devices are still used throughout any given day, but smartphones has now become the dominant device for people On The Go.
2017 Device Usage
Device Usage During The Day
Desktop computers during the day. Mobile devices during the evening and night.
Do not make your website visitors zoom in/out your content, redesign your website for a better user experience, better exposure and for more enjoyable internet experience.