Smartphones are everywhere now; in the next decade, 90 percent of the world's population over the age of six will have a mobile phone. In total, by 2020, there will be at least 6.1 billion smartphones globally.
Does your website strategy include Responsive Web Design (RWD)? Does your website pass Google's Mobile Friendly Test? Responsive web design responds to the needs of the users and the hand held devices they’re using. The layout changes based on the size and capabilities of that specific device. For example, on a phone, users would see content shown in a single column view; a tablet might show the same content in two columns.
The Benefits of Having a Mobile Website
- Website is more search engine friendly
- Website will be optimized for all "smart" devices
- User friendliness
- Working towards "One Web" - W3C Recommendation
Day by day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your site grows. Responsive web design represents a fundamental shift in how we'll build websites for the decade to come.
- Jeffrey Veen