Responsive web design has been around for a while, with the amount and variation of devices increasing each year, it is only becoming more important. As of early 2014, mobile overtook desktop as the most-used way of accessing the internet and in 2015, 80% of internet users were using a mobile device.
If you are not thinking about responsive design, you NEED to be thinking about responsive design.
What is responsive?
Responsive web design is not as simple as having a ‘Desktop’ and ‘Mobile’ layout for your website; what do desktop or mobile mean?
Monitors come in various different sizes, mobiles and tablets are changing with every new release (and that is without considering you can rotate a handheld device to be a completely different screen size).
Responsive also means more than just a change in layout; how fast does your website load, is your code and images optimised, is there a consistent design across devices, is there a good User Experience across devices?
These are just some of the elements that make up responsive design.
Why is this important?
My Device (http://mydevice.io/devices/) list some of the most common screen sizes, and there are roughly 80 different devices, with various screen widths and heights.
To design for each screen size would be a logistical nightmare and very hard to maintain, which is where responsive web design comes in.
Rather than designing for a screen size or device, the most important part of your website -the content- should work anywhere, at any size, on any device.
A responsive design helps differentiate your brand from competitors.
What we can do.
There are a few steps we take to make sure your content will be consistent across all devices.
- Fluid, responsive layouts. We use a combination of a fluid grid system and flexible styles to create a great user experience across devices.
- Reduce load times. Up to 40% of people abandon pages that take more than 3 seconds to load, we minify our code and optimise images to make your website fast.
- Browser support. We support cross browser functionality.
- Device testing. We test on various devices and check for improvements throughout development.
The number of ways people can interact with the web is growing, with mobile phone, gaming devices, tablets, hybrid laptop/tablets, smart TVs being connected to the internet: is your website ready?
Get in touch with us to discuss your project.