Website Development: Why Your Site Needs To Be Responsive

In today’s World, people have access to more information than ever before and it’s all because of the Internet. But, people are no longer just searching the web on a desktop - they are using laptops, smartphones, tablets, and even smart TVs. Do you know what that means? It means that your website will be viewed from all different mediums and therefore you need to ensure that the design is responsive.

What is a responsive website design you ask? It’s a website that adapts itself to fit any screen, making viewership seamless between various mediums. Meaning, your website will morph to fit the screen in which it is being viewed from. It negates the need to pinch or scroll horizontally and overall provides visitors with a great UX while on your site.

Now, if you think you can get away without a responsive website design you might want to take a look at some of the stats revolving around the importance of implementing a responsive design onto your site:


The Bad

Users have become accustomed to fast loading and visually appealing sites, no matter where they’re accessing the internet from. They’ve become so accustomed to this that 40% of users will actually abandon a web page if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load and 70% will immediately delete emails that don’t render properly on their mobile devices. Additionally, 38% will actually stop engaging with a site that has an unattractive layout. So, right there you can already see how not having a responsive website design can lead to losing visitors and ultimately decrease conversions on your site.

Your website's design has an even bigger impact than you may think, in fact, 94% cited that bad website designs are the main reason they mistrust or reject a website altogether. Additionally, almost half of users, 48%, consider web design as the number one factor in determining a business’s credibility. This highlights how important your website is when it comes to brand satisfaction and overall trustworthiness among consumers.

The Good

We know that not having a responsive design will hinder your business, but what exactly are the benefits of implementing this type of design onto your site? Well, for starters, 45% of users aged 18-29 are using their smartphones daily to search the web and 70% of mobile searches lead to an action within an hour. So, your new responsive website will be tapping into the market of the younger generations while also providing better conversion rates.

Do you have an e-commerce site? Well, a responsive website design can be extremely lucrative to your business. Four out of five consumers shop online using their smartphones and 67% of online shoppers are more likely to buy from mobile-friendly sites. In fact, 64% of websites that have created a tablet-friendly site and 62% that have created a mobile-friendly site saw their sales increase after doing so.

Another benefit of being responsive is your increased SEO. Google rolled out an algorithm that actually prioritized responsive sites, so sites without a mobile-friendly site are being ranked lower than those who do. Additionally, the sheer fact of how popular mobile devices have become for browsing the web supports the need to provide impeccable UX on all platforms.

The Conclusion

Not developing a responsive website design will lead to some serious damage to your business. Users visiting a site with slow load times will be turned away and if your site's content is all jumbled while they’re on their phone, they’ll more than likely think your business isn’t credible. Therefore, re-designing your website to be responsive will lead to increased conversion, a better placement on search engines and provide an overall better UX. The Internet moves fast, and if you’re not caught up on responsive website designs then you’re going to continue to stay below the curve and ultimately hinder your business.

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  3. There are people who don’t realize the importance of a responsive design for their website and sooner or later they will lose.

    Your infographic shows it perfectly. The interesting thing is that the number of people browsing on their phones and tablet is growing every year, while the number of people browsing on desktops and laptops is getting smaller.

  4. I think a website displaying very well on mobile devices is a very important feature, because most people do over 80% of internet browsing on their mobile devices

  5. There are individuals who don’t understand the significance of a responsive outline for their site and sometime they will lose.

    Your infographic demonstrates it superbly. The fascinating thing is that the quantity of individuals perusing on their telephones and tablet is developing each year, while the quantity of individuals perusing on desktops and portable PCs is getting littler.
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  6. Perfect explanation.

  7. Absolutely a website that works well on mobile is a necessity, i mean for the past 2 months i have only used my laptop like twice, all my internet surfing is either my iphone or my tablet.

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  9. hi
    Mobile responsive website is important these days. thanks for the wonderful article.

  10. Hie,

    This blog was really helpful.

  11. Hi,
    Excellent stuff!!
    Great statical infographic. Yes, slow loading causes bad UX of a site and get poor SERP. It’s really and badly need the responsive website for any devices. Users can visit from any devices, so our site should be responsive for those devices. Thanks a lot for sharing a valuable post.

  12. Responsive Design is very important especially for e-commerce sites

  13. Responsive website remains ahead in the business, as it gives user friendly search results. It will be great to know design a responsive site for my business.

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  15. In addition to providing a good user experience, a website needs to be responsive for SEO purposes. Google is moving to a “mobile first” indexing system so if the site isn’t mobile friendly (responsive) it won’t rank well.

  16. Definitely the every website should be responsive for any feature. Across the world the large number of visitor are from mobile and other device than desktop.

  17. I love the infographics that you use. You make a great point on the importance of site responsiveness.

  18. Great post, love the infographic. On the load time, many people forget when developing and designing, that 3 seconds on ones 250mb service is not 3 seconds on someone with a 1.5mb service. So you have to really get that down under 2 seconds (or even better) to be safe.

  19. I Completly Agree with your point you have mentioned in the post, These are reason why Responsive Design is important usage,
    2. Shopping on mobile devices is steadily growing,
    3. Most Important responsive sites improve SEO rankings and better user experience
    4. only responsive sites can provide a clear and good view for your customers

    Thanks for this Valuable Post

  20. Hi, this a nice article and clear to develop all our little doubts.

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