Is your website responsive?
I’ve got one word for you, one word that answers the everlasting question: Miths.
And surprise! It’s an acronym, so it’s actually 3 words. But first, what does it mean for a website to be responsive?
RWD or responsive website design is an approach to web design that makes it possible for any user with any device to have the same experience on a website no matter the screen size, layout, or media.
Before we start, let’s run Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test to check if your website is mobile-friendly.
If you’re seeing this when you hit “Test URL”, you’re fine. You do not need to read this invaluable post about why you need a responsive website design and how you can nail it!
As people increasingly browse on their mobile devices, it is crucial that the visitors find content that’s relevant, timely, easy to read and interact with on smaller mobile screens. And according to Olivier Rabenschlag, Chief Creative Officer at Google, prioritizing mobile is the way to go.
When I think about how I approach a creative problem, I think with always mobile first, and then growing outward. — Olivier Rabenschlag, Google
If a Google spokesperson was not enough to convince you, these stats will be:
According to StatCounter’s June 2019 data, 48.69% of all users in the United Kingdom prefer desktop compared to 40.92% for mobile. (the rest being tablets with only 10.4%) It is safe to say that mobile devices are equally as important as desktop devices unless you would like to ignore almost half of your potential customers. Also, notice that mobile is on the rise in the last 5 years, unlike desktop which is leading in the opposite direction. To cut a long story short; the data shows that the majority of the traffic comes from mobile devices.