If we designed and developed numerous versions of the website that work for every known device, this process would not be practical over time and would be extremely expensive! This will make the sites ineffective for future technology changes and make them almost impossible to maintain. responsive website design is an effective way to test the future of your website.
Knowing who your audience is and what devices they use to access your website is one of the most important aspects of responsive web design. How much is your current traffic desktop vs. tablet vs. mobile? Approximately 56 per cent of traffic to U.S. websites is now from mobile devices. Today there are about 2.6 billion smartphone users and by 2020 it is expected to exceed 6 billion. There has never been a time when the mobile design was more important.
It is important to design your website for different devices, but it is more complicated when designing on different web browsers. Each major web browser has its own mobile version and the sites render differently. What makes it even more difficult is that there are several versions of the browser that need to be taken care of — you can’t expect everyone to be on the latest version. As a result, it’s critical that the design functions and response to diverse browser versions.
Afraid of designing for the web? Don’t worry, optimizing the design for all browser versions as well as hardware devices is a constant battle for everyone in the industry. The best answer is to test your site on as many new and old devices as possible. Contact us if you want to create a great responsive website.