According to this article at Wikipedia:
Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).
Sounds great right?
In actuality, responsive web design can be a lot tougher to get right than many people think. Dealing with responsive images, Retina capabilities, CSS queries, and all the associated techniques of responsive web design can leave even a seasoned web developer scratching their heads! Luckily many frameworks such as Bootstrap are available that get the basics right, and web designers can take advantage of that fact. It’s comforting to know that we don’t have to reinvent the wheel with every single design. That also brings to light another interesting point. When you want something that is custom, can your current web developer write the code needed to make your site perform the tasks you want and need it to? Good question!
I’ve done a lot of website migrations for customers and clients. Most sites that I am running into these days are really very basic with little or no extra customizations. I understand this mentality to some degree because logic dictates that less time spent is more money earned. It’s just somewhat surprising to learn that Beach Web Design & IT always offer more for less!
If you currently don’t have a website that has these platform and size-sensing capabilities that can adapt based on the screen size of the device it’s being viewed on, you should get one soon! (If you value your business.) It’s not difficult to believe that the Internet is only growing larger and more important. It’s well-documented that people are using the Internet on their phones more than ever. The desktop is basically a dinosaur!
Mobile-friendly, responsive design is growing more important every day, and if you don’t have a website that is soon, you may even soon discover your website is nowhere to be found in the search engines.
Who can afford that?