Responsive website designs are extremely important in today’s digital world, there is no doubt about it.
But what is responsive website design?
Responsive Web Design is where you build a website that responds to whatever screen size it is being viewed on. For example a site may look completely different on a mobile to how it does on a pc screen but it is still the exact same website. The reason websites are built like this is to give the best viewing experience for the user on all screen sizes also making the site easier to navigate and read on smaller screens without the need to keep pinching, scrolling and resizing.
Make Google happy
Another factor that makes us believe that responsive design is important is that Google states it is now the industry best practice and uses it as a search engine ranking factor, meaning if your site isn’t mobile friendly it wont rank highly on google.
Want to hear the facts?
As of 2015 people using mobile devices to browse the internet overtook the amount of people who use desktop PC’s. 58% of people browse on their smartphones compared to only 42% on a desktop. These are statistics that can’t be ignored when considering building a website.
Future proof your website
We wouldn’t ever consider building a site that isn’t mobile responsive and no one should. You don’t want to find yourself building a non responsive site then have to rebuild it or build an additional mobile version to handle smartphone traffic in the future. You can save yourself a lot of time and money if you get it right the first time.