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March 07, 2013 - Mandy
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Responsive web design 2013

Responsive web design is a website built to respond to the size of the device being used. This means the website will work on every device you use, but you won’t need to have multiple different websites for mobile and tablet users.

Although responsive web design has been around for a few years, 2012 was the year it really became a trend. In 2013 it is now a ‘must have’ for all websites.
This is the first year since 2001 that PC sales are lower than they were the previous year.
So what does this mean?
More and more consumers are buying tablets and using them for browsing the web, email, social media etc. Tablets are expected to exceed 100 million sales this year. As we all know, smartphones are also booming, and the best way to keep up with this is to become a user of responsive design yourself.

Here are 5 reasons why you should have a Responsive Design website in 2013:

-  With the rumours about a new Apple tv in the making, Responsive Design will be adjustable not
only for the smaller devices but for larger devices as well.

-  Mobile web browsing is predicted to outpace desktop web browsing by 2015.

-  In the end it will be much cheaper. Maybe at first a Responsive Design site will be more expensive, but with the cost of a new website for every device a Responsive site will be cheaper in the medium-long term.

-  Because the Googlebot won’t have to rate two different sites you will get a better ranking on Google. This is because when you search for a site on your mobile, Google sees two sites and it doesn’t necessarily know which to display. It could take you to the desktop website and this usually leads to a bad mobile experience. With a responsive web design you won’t have to deal with this problem beceause you will only have one link for every device.


These are just some reasons of why you should get a responsive web design. But what do you think; is Responsive Design here to stay? What’s the next evolution?