Nowadays, more and more people are on their tablets and phones. Without a doubt, if you are at a restaurant, mall, airport, or even at the park, you will often see a sea of people using their on-the-go devices. According to Forbes, small business owners should consider a responsive design if their company highly depends on their website to bring in sales. In order to develop a successful business, you must take into consideration what your target audience is looking for and how you can ensure that they have a pleasant experience while visiting your website. A negative experience can affect the way they view your business and might even jeopardize your professional relationship with them.
Essentially, a responsive design is used to reformat your website to make its content fit on every device such as tablets and smart phones. The purpose of responsive design provides an optimal user experience while having information readily available. With responsive, there is no need for expanding or shifting across the page. Not only will it accommodate people who are always on the go, it will also be aesthetically pleasing to all users.
Responsive will also help with SEO (Search Engine Optimization). According to Google’s developers, responsive design is a recommended configuration. When customers visit your site, they will be more inclined to stay on the page because it’s easy to navigate, easy on the eyes, and adjusts to their devices’ screen size. Because of this, Google will recognize this site as “usable”, which will help with site’s ranking. Having a responsive design is also essential because mobile sales have surpassed desktop sales. According to Search Engine Watch, 67% of users claim they are more likely to shop from a mobile-friendly site. So if SEO is generally a factor for your business, responsive design is highly suggested.
Through careful data collection, the chart to the left provided by Ericsson predicts the increased mobile traffic that is set to grow through 2019. According to their mobility report, global mobile traffic will jump from 1 exabyte per month to 10 exabyte per month. With this statistic, it is safe to assume that more and more people will use their mobile device to shop, gather information, share interests, and browse. It would be wise for business owners to learn to grow with the ever – changing technology. Learning to adapt to changes will help you save time and money as well. If you decide to implement responsive after you’ve already built out your website, it will take more time to build out responsive and more money will be spent to make that upgrade.
Below is our video describing what “Responsive Design” is:
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