There are many sources describing why responsive design is the next big thing in web development. So we decided to compile a thorough list. Check it out!
- More and more people are going mobile (28% of internet usage is now done on phones).
- Responsive design is being championed as the next big thing and has been adopted by many big name companies.
- It’s often cheaper in the long run than developing a mobile app.
- Responsive design makes your company appear on the cutting edge of technological development.
- Data suggests that most users prefer to read on the mobile web than on apps.
- No need to go the drawing board when new tablets and phones hit the market.
- Forbes recommends you go responsive.
- Responsive design makes your content easier to scroll on all platforms.
- Its fluid grid allows for seamless resizing.
- Less cluttered content makes reader engagement easier.
- RWD loads faster (less http requests).
- Consistency and familiarity across platforms enforces your brand identity.
- Google wants you to go responsive!
- “Google recommends webmasters follow the industry best practice of using responsive web design, namely serving the same HTML for all devices and using only CSS media queries to decide the rendering on each device.”
- Having a uniform URL makes it easier for Google to crawl your site.
- With responsive web design, you can reap the full benefits of mobile backlinks and shares.
- Uniform URLs means you can better consolidate and evaluate your overall SEO strategies.
- Responsive layout makes image optimization easier.
- With fewer http requests, you’ll have fewer broken links.
- Better user experience can result in decreased bounce rates.
- Use of CSS3 media queries allows for varied CSS style rules.
- Simplicity, as a design strategy is in.
- Minimalism, as a design strategy is in.
- Flat page design, as a design strategy is in.
- Complex, skeuomorphic design…NOT in
- Flexible image placement allows you to flex your creative muscles.
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