Mobile Websites and Responsive Web Design

More and more people are using a tablet or phone to access the internet.  Smart watches or wearable computers may be the next thing! 

According to the Pew Research Center's September, 2013 report, "63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online, a figure that has doubled since we first started tracking internet usage on cell phones in 2009. In addition, 34% of these cell internet users say that they mostly go online using their cell phone. That means that 21% of all adult cell owners now do most of their online browsing using their mobile phone—and not some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer".

Using a cell phone to access a website built for a full-sized screen can be frustrating.  The print is tiny, and navigation links are so small it is hard to click on the correct one. Some websites don't even show at all on an iPhone or iPad! But, developing and maintaining separate websites for every device would be almost impossible.

That's why we make mobile-friendly websites using Responsive Web Design. Responsive websites respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. As the user switches from computer to tablet to phone, the website automatically switches to accommodate for screen resolution, image size and scripting compatibilities. This eliminates the need for a different design for each new gadget on the market.