Responsive Design for your mobile devices
Responsive Design: is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors) In layman’s terms your website will resize to any device you are on.
So does your website do this? Automatically? No? Well, it should!!! You should! Statistics now show that 4 of 5 users are mobile web users.
17.4% of global web traffic comes through mobile devices, just ask Mashable.
Without a the benefit of responsive design your websites’ navigation, images and text get squeezed and users are left to reverse-pinch and scroll to see your site. The average bounce time is 10 seconds for a lengthy blog. Now imagine that time if your audience struggles to see the teeny-tiny text? Poof!!! They’ve disappeared.
Maybe it’s time to overhaul your website? How long has it been? Responsive design will help improve your website to translate to all mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Systems like WordPress have templates that are responsive. Build it once and you’re done. You have continuity over all platforms. The user does not think he/she has gone to another site because the branding is consistent.
There are tons of advantages too. Tap the phone number on your site in mobile mode and you’re dialing. Google Maps while driving. YouTube and Vimeo, yup! Most of all its the ability to be where everyone is looking; (sadly) into their hand! All that waiting time at the dentists’ office, airport terminal, at dinner ignoring your significant other, could be yours! Mu ah ah ah…
If you’re like me you want it now. It don’t need to be fancy. Make your information accessible and you are the winner!
A responsive website is not just recommended, it is essential if you take your internet marketing seriously. Take out your phone and check out your website, if you cant read the text right of the bat, then it’s time to get responsive design.