Rise of mobile websites
2012 was the first year since 2001 that PC sales were less than the previous year. Two devices affected PC sales considerably in 2011: Tablets and smartphones. In fact, it is estimated that tablet sales will surpass PC sales in the coming years.
For websites and online services this means one thing: there are millions of new screens and they need to work and look great in all of them!
What is Responsive Web Design?
Responsive Web Design uses media queries to detect the screen’s resolution automatically.
The website will adapt its content depending on the device. Menus and images will change and the site’s behaviour will change accordingly too. For example, on touchscreen devices, swiping will be enabled.
Advantages of Responsive Web Design
Companies that choose to have a website and separately a mobile app or mobile website, require more resources and internal capabilities to run both.
Responsive Web Design allows you to control everything from one backend and have one website that works well on every device.
Every year there are more tablets and smartphones users. These devices are changing our lives due to their practicality and mobility. Mobile users like to do everything on the go including downloading songs, checking the weather, browsing the web and of course, accessing your website.
Companies are realizing the importance of having not only an online presence but a mobile presence. Make sure to get on this trend because your competitors might already be on it.