We can hear you asking now:
“WHAT IS FULLY RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN?”
Well, it is the new buzz word that is really big right now. For once we have terminology that actually explains itself a little, rather than trying to confuse. Firstly, let’s start with a definition of what responsive web design is:
A website that responds to the device that accesses it and delivers the appropriate output for it, uses responsive design. Rather than designing multiple sites for different-sized devices, this approach designs one site but specifies how it should appear on varied devices.Stanford University
Simply put, responsive web design ensures your website will work at its best on all web enabled devices including Smartphones and tablets, such as ipads. It is essential for all websites to be compatible with these devices as their usage continues to grow exponentially.
- 47% of all local businesses are searched thru mobile devices..
- 93% of all local businesses on page one don’t have a mobile version of their site
- Most websites have 25% to 50% of their traffic coming from smartphones or tablets already.
- It has been estimated that by 2015, access via these mobile devices will surpass PC usage when connecting to the internet. Source: IDC
Does responsive web design ensure my website will work on mobiles, iPhones, tablets and iPads?
In simple terms, a fully responsive website will have multiple page designs and templates that will adapt and work on every type of device, regardless of the size, brand or model.This really future proofs your website for a good many years so is an extremely worthwhile investment at this stage.