One Website, Many Devices
Your website should automatically respond to your visitors’ behavior and environment. As the user switches from laptop to tablet or mobile, the website should automatically accommodate the resolution, screen size, and the processing ability of the device used to access the website. The technique and the technology used to build such websites are called Responsive Web Design, and the websites built in that manner are called "responsive websites."
Visit our demo website using a desktop/tablet, and a mobile device to see how they respond to different devices.
How important is Responsive Web Design?
Mobile devices accounted for 55% of Internet usage in the United States in January 2014. Apps made up 47% of Internet traffic, and 8% of traffic came from mobile browsers, according to data from comScore, cited by research firm Enders Analysis. PCs clocked in at 45%. Responsive website design will accommodate all of your website’s users and save you money by eliminating the need to build several versions of your website that cater to different devices.
If you've ignored previous warnings and your business isn't taking advantage of responsive web design right now or planning on it in the very near future, you are in danger of going out of business in 2014.
Why Your Business Needs A Responsive Website Before 2014, Joshua Steimle, Forbes
Benefits of a Responsive Website
Responsive Websites Are Flexible
They are not confined to a certain width or height, so they adapt to whatever device they are on, including switching between portrait and landscape on the device.
One Website For Many Devices
You only need one website to provide a great user-experience across many devices and screen sizes. You save time and money by producing, hosting, and managing only one website.
Consistent Look and Feel
You are able to provide your users with the benefit of one, consistent user experience, to include fonts, color schemes, button styles, and imagery.
Easier to Manage
Having a separate desktop and mobile site require more resources to manage both. With a responsive website you make a change once, and it is reflected across all devices.
Better for Social Activities
Social activities bring mobile visitors and you'll frustrate your audience if you have elements of social media incorporated in your website that is not mobile-friendly.
Responsive websites are designed based on screen size, not device. Your website will respond well and look good on new devices used for web browsing in the future.