Responsive web design: what is it and do you need it?

Responsive Web Design

According to statistics, mobile Internet usage has been growing staggeringly over the past few years and is expected to overtake desktop Internet usage during 2013. From 800 million mobile Internet users in 2009, the count is projected to reach 1.9 billion by the year 2015.

In the field of Web design and development, we’re quickly getting to the point of being unable to keep up with the endless new resolutions and devices. For many websites, creating a website version for each resolution and new device would be impossible, or at least impractical.

Responsive Web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation.

Clearly, mobile devices are beginning to rule the roost and responsive web design is the ideal way to tap the complete potential of the online marketplace.

Responsive web design is indeed a breakthrough in the industry that has essentially redefined trends throughout the global business landscape. This website and one we did recently for Impulse Cloud are good examples of effective responsive websites.

This infographic by the team at Dot Com Infoway provides insights on the concept of responsive web design and the reasons for its rising popularity.

If you’d like to know more about creating an engaging responsive website for your business please contact us for a no obligation discussion.