What is a Responsive Website?
Unlike mobile websites which we dumbed down versions of your desktop-formatted website – A responsive website, as it’s name implies, adapts depending on the size and format of the device viewing it. A responsive website has three main views:
Each view has a layout that is optimized for the size of the device screen. This makes it better (and easier) for your visitors to enjoy your website no matter where they are.
The All-in-One Website
By having a responsive website, it’s not only easier for your visitors to view, but far easier for you to manage. With an older mobile website, you’d have two sets of content – One for your main site, one for mobile. You’d have to also manage two different SEO campaigns.
Not true with responsive websites. It’s all being driven from one set of information; one website, many devices.
Is It Harder to Build a Responsive Website?
Simple answer: No.
Any great new website should be responsive. It’s not any more challenging for a web developer to create a responsive website versus a desktop site. The major Content Management Systems (CMS) are all supporting the responsive grids to develop templates that wrap effectively be it on a smartphone or PC.
We feel at the dsgn network that a responsive website is simply the way a new website should be created. So much so, that every website we build is responsive by default.
To any business owner looking to have a new website developed, with almost over 50% of Canadians having a smartphone and 75% of customers searching for businesses or products on their mobile devices, the real question is when you become responsive?
Have Questions on Responsive Web Design?
Not a problem! We're always here to help – Get in touch with us today. Making the jump to a Responsive Website is something that your business should seriously be considering if your customers are searching for you from their mobile devices. You never want a customer to leave you site because they had to pinch and zoom too much to engage the content.