Why Your Business Needs a Responsive Web Design
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to update your business’s website. Here’s why you should consider a modern, responsive web design.
How we go online today is different from how we’ve done it in the past. Back in the day, all our online work was done on desktop computers and later, laptops. Now while those are still vital, many of us also go online with our phones or tablets, allowing us to check our email, the latest news, or what’s happening on Facebook whenever and wherever we are. Because of this phenomenon, website design has changed as well. It can’t just be designed towards computer and laptop users; now those who use phones and tablets to go online must be considered.
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.
In other words, it’s creating your website in a way that is both computer/laptop and phone/tablet friendly. It helps your business significantly, as you don’t have to worry about creating different websites to suit every platform. You just need one that works across all platforms. Responsive Web Design makes this possible with “a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries,” according to Smashing Magazine.
It sounds complicated and very technical, but the goal is for people to view websites on their computers and electronic devices without sacrificing quality. No more grainy pictures or text being cut off because of a phone or tablet’s screen size or resolution. The website sees what device it’s on and responds accordingly.
Future Trends in Responsive Web Design
As technology changes and grows, how we go online may change, too. It’s our job to stay on top of the latest in web design and development trends so the websites we create can continue accommodating for everyone’s viewing preferences.
Contact us to talk about getting a modern, responsive web design for your business.