There is no denying how technology has advanced at a rapid rate. With the creation of smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices, the internet is easier to access than ever and is changing the way consumers view the web. So, what does this exactly have to do with your website?
With so many different brands of mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Tablets, etc.) people are going to be viewing your website on all different types of screen sizes. It is important to have your website designed in a way to cater to each device, not just the desktop. This is where the elements of responsive web design come into play. Responsive web design is a method of designing in which your website will respond to the constraints of whatever device is being used to view that site. Alternative devices and mobile devices are currently crushing the sales of a desktop PC’s 4 to 1 which means there is a much greater chance of your customer viewing your website not on a desktop alone. It is also projected that in the next 3 years, more internet traffic will go through mobile devices than desktops or laptops. It is important to not ignore these trends and fall behind with an outdated web design that is not responsive.
Mobile devices are taking over desktops for web browsing and a responsive website will allow users to have a more tailored and enjoyable experience by being able to use the device of their choice. So, before starting your next web project, it’s important to think about how, and from which device, your website is going to be viewed by your customers.