what is a responsive website, and do you really need it?
In a nutshell, the answer is yes, you do. Before the introduction of smartphones and tablets, it wasn’t a problem. Now, however, to keep your potential clients engaged, it has become a necessity rather than a choice. Responsive design uses coding, which enables the website to respond to the change in screen size on multiple devices. It allows the screen to shrink, move or enlarge the content so it looks good, not only on a pc and laptop but also on a tablet or mobile phone.
Eventually, it will be a run of the mill thing, and all websites will be responsive, as a matter of course. Today, however, there are a great many websites which have not as yet realized the importance of it, and as a result, are probably losing out on potential or repeat clients.
You probably think I'm being overly dramatic now, but I promise you, I'm not. Have you ever come across a website on your phone or tablet, and found that you have been unable to view the whole site? Maybe you found that it stretches over your viewable area? The words may overlap on photos or stretch beyond your screen. Photos might be in odd places. Yet when you look at the site on a pc, everything is perfectly fine. I bet you're nodding at this screen right now.
All in all, it's a very annoying experience. Let's face it, who wants to mess about making adjustments so they can view a site? Your customers certainly don't! They're more likely to click off and find another site. This, of course, is the last thing you want. It goes without saying, that all websites created at Just Click Website Design are automatically responsive.
Now with this new found knowledge, next time you're doing a pub quiz, and the question is "what is a responsive website," you'll win a point for your team!