The word “responsive” is used so much in web development talk that it’s become quite the buzz word. Still, it does seem to be the best term to describe an important concept in web design: Sites that respond dynamically to fit any screen they appear on.
A static site just won’t cut it these days. People will be accessing your site from countless different devices, all with different screen sizes. Your site needs to look good on all of those screens.
Smartphones and tablets especially have changed the scene: In 2014, Internet usage on mobile devices exceeded PC usage for the first time in history.
We made this handy-dandy infographic with some of the most compelling reasons why we think responsive design is important.
A few more stats that did not make it into our infographic, from Bowen Media:
- 57% of consumers will NOT recommend a company with a website that looks bad on a mobile device.
- 48% of Google users said that if a site didn’t work well on their smartphone, it made them feel like the company didn’t care about their business.
At Vireo Productions, a responsive design is always part of the plan because we know how important it is as part of having a professional, custom website.
If you’re looking for a fresh, new website, give us a ring. If you’re based in Saskatoon, Sask., like we are, we’ll stop by in person for a chat. If you’re from further afield, we’re happy to arrange a talk via Skype.