What is a Responsive Website?
A responsive website is one that “responds” to any device it is viewed on, so your website will look great on all mobile devices. Check out this website (Treasure Web Designs) on your smartphone…this is a website that is responses to the device it is viewed on.
You could have a mobile version of your website created specifically for mobile devices, but you run the risk of being penalized for having duplicate content, and people viewing your website from a mobile device have to search for the “enter mobile site” link or button. If your website automatically renders itself to the device, the user does not need to do anything more to see your website.
Responsive web design is becoming more important because the amount of mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of total internet traffic. This trend is so prevalent that Google has begun to boost the ratings of sites that are mobile friendly and penalizing sites that are not mobile friendly.
More and more people are using their iPhone, Android phones, iPads, Tablets, etc. to view the Internet and search while on the go, so having a responsive website is very important. Is your website ready to look great on any device?