Responsive Web Design 101 and 3 Simple Reasons to Care
These days, responsive web design is a BIG DEAL! Responsive web design can help you get new customers, boost your search engine rankings and much, much more!
In a nutshell, responsive web design ensures that your beautiful website will look just as good on a tablet or mobile phone as it does on your computer screen. Ever logged onto a website and had to pinch and zoom and strain your eyes to see any of the website text? Yep... No responsive web design there.
With more and more people buying smartphones, responsive web design is crucial to making sure people want to continue visiting your website. AND it also helps you rank higher on search engines like Google. It's truly a win-win.
Responsive web design... Or bust.
The type is illegible. The pictures are too small. My fat fingers can't seem to press the right buttons. So, for the next 30 minutes, we're forced to pinch and zoom and click to get all of the necessary info. These are 30 previous minutes that you could have spent cooking that recipe or actually seeing that movie or hugging your kids or something. The possibilities are endless.
What is the answer?! You guessed it... Responsive web design.
What is responsive web design?
To that last point, you should test it out! Go to the new SnapPages homepage — which was built using the SnapPages tool — on your desktop computer, click on the right-hand side of your browser window (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) and drag it inwards and outwards. See how the site adjusts based on the size of your window? BOOM... Responsive web design.
The case for responsive.
Here are 3 good reasons why you should care...
1. Responsive web design and... mobile engagement.
In 2014, 67.6% of people in the United States using mobile phones used some sort of smartphone, and by 2020, that number is expected to grow to 92.8%. Which means, if someone is visiting your site on a desktop and wants to later pull it up on their phones, the experience must be consistent and easy to use.
2. Responsive web design and... SEO.
There are many, many factors that go into ensuring a page is SEO optimized on Google — all of which should be discussed in another time and another place — but trust me when I say that having a responsive web design can move your page further towards the top. This is extremely important for bloggers and small businesses who want to be on that pristine top-level Google page.
3. Responsive web design and... Competitive advantage.
Get ahead of the curve! Chances are if you have a mobile friendly website and your competition doesn't, there is a much better chance that they are going to stick around on your website instead of theirs. That's a huge competitive advantage that can't be ignored!
We make it easy!
Hear about all of the SnapPages 3 features in this blog post by CEO and Founder Steve Testone. Check out SnapPages 3 today to easily create a website that will look great at every touchpoint, without the unnecessary pinching, zooming, straining and crying. Save both yourself and your visitors time, money and heartbreak.
Responsive Design is inevitable. Smartphone users are the future. Its best to cater to them right now.
Responsive Web design is the way to give mobile users, the best experience of your website. Although, most of the websites are not optimized for mobile view.