Here at redFORGE design we believe in using responsive design techniques as a means to make sure your site can reach as many people as possible. But just what is responsive design and why should you want it for your site?
Responsive web design is the process of creating a single web site that has the ability to dynamically reconfigure its layout, navigation, content and images based on the device on which it is presented. This process means no more tiny writing and un-selectable buttons when using your smartphone!
You may have heard the terms HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, well these are some of the things that make responsive design possible. Our responsive designs are based on a variable grid system. This grid allows us to create a fresh and dynamic page that’s effective cross browser, and that also has the flexibility to go mobile making sure your website always looks it’s best. To see responsive design in action, visit us on your smartphone or resize the browser and watch as our site reacts!
With UK tablet sales expected to exceed 8 million this year*, and UK smartphone users set to exceed 75% of the mobile market this year, it’s important that your site is ready to be viewed on every platform avalible. Responsive web design removes the need to have multiple sites targeting different platforms.
“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
The people in the know say that the majority of search clicks in 2013 will come from mobile devices, yet only 33% of major websites have responsive designs, smaller businesses even less.
So yes, responsive design is not just a phrase, it’s the future!
* Worldwide over 227 million! – IDC research