As mobile and tablet traffic continues to grow at a rapid pace, the need to have a site optimized for these devices is a necessity. Whether you have an informational website or an eCommerce website, responsive design allows for your customers to easily view, navigate and ultimately purchase from your business online. With responsive design the need for a separate mobile site and tablet optimized website is eliminated and your website will automatically "adapt" to the device it is being viewed on. This is done by coding the website in a way that it knows where to move certain elements, such as navigation, when the screen gets smaller or larger. You'll end up with a site that looks great on a mobile device, tablet, desktop computer and everything in between.
There is a difference between responsive design and a completely separate mobile website. Both can be beneficial at times. Here is the rule of thumb: If you want the same content on your mobile website as on your desktop (or full version) of your website, responsive design is the way to go. If you're looking for a mobile version that is extremely limited or a stripped down version of your full website, a separate mobile version may be a better option. The advantage to responsive design is that it allows the website to use the same code and same files for all displays, while a true mobile version is a separate code base.
I just went through the website on my iPad and everything works perfectly! Adding things to a quote is fast and easy. The flatware images are much better now that customers are able to see items in proportion to other items. Now, navigation is easier and there is no need to zoom to see pictures or text. Thank for doing such a great job! - Oneida
A responsive website is key to capturing as many orders as possible. With mobile eCommerce statistics continuing upward, more and more online shoppers are buying with their phone or tablet. We help our clients to develop an easy-to-use eCommerce website experience and grow through gaining new customers daily.
Mr. Beams, an eCommerce business, offers an optimized experience on desktop, tablet and mobile utilizing responsive web design technology.
Aerial Clothing recently launched their responsive website to sell clothing online.
Oneida came to OuterBox with a need for better usability on tablets and mobile devices. Their website, developed on the Magento platform, is fully responsive.
Ultimate Sack has a custom product builder that is developed to be responsive on all devices.
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Yes. Managing a responsive website is easy. If changes are made to your main website (desktop), then those changes will also be applied to the tablet and mobile experience.
A responsive website uses the same code base across all website versions. The website looks to see how big the screen is and then determines how to display graphics and how to serve functionality, but the code running the website, no matter which version it is showing, is always the same.
Google looks to see if a website is mobile friendly and does include this into the algorithm it uses to pick which website show up in the search results. Having a responsive website will help to improve your search engine rankings, especially for people searching on mobile devices.