What Is Responsive Web Design?

You may have heard about responsive web design – if not, never fear, you’ll know a thing or two about it just by reading this article.

Now days people access the internet from a variety of different ways. You may see people on different types of devices that can access the internet, such as smartphones, computer tablets, notebooks computers, laptop computers, even desktop computers (you know that big old computer tower and huge monitor some people have at home.)

There are so many ways to access the internet these days, and your website needs to be able to adapt to each type of device.

Think about those smart mobile phones and how big the screen is and compare that to a large desktop computer – the screen size is quite a bit of difference. With such a difference in screen size, your website might not viewed properly on the smartphone – now you wouldn’t like to lose a customer just because they couldn’t view your website properly.

“So, how do we fix this small screen verses big screen problem, with my website? I’m a small business, I can’t afford to lose a single customer.”

Well, I’m glad you asked. Responsive web design is the answer.

When your website is designed to be responsive, the website changes how it is displayed depending on which device you use. So if you are on your desktop computer, you’ll see your site in a large full screen version of the website. If you were to access your website from a smartphone, you may see a condensed or alternative mobile version of your website. Take a look at these examples of a responsive designed website by us here at Clique Web Designs.
The website is Trident Lift Trucks, and no matter what size the screen, the website adjusts itself to the screen size.

Desktop Responsive

Tablet Responsive

Mobile Responsive

Responsive design, it doesn’t sound like much – we know – however, it makes a large difference to your business website and how your customers interact and utilise your online business.

The easier it is for your customers to use your website, the more confident they feel in trusting your business. If your website is too hard to use, it might be all too much for them and they’ll try another business (possibly your local competitor), as not every customer is confident on the internet.

It is important to check with whoever is designing your website how will they get your website to work on different screen types.
Whether your website is created by a professional designer, a master programmer, that kid at the end of the street who speaks in foreign internet code who owes you a favor, or even if you’re doing a DIY website, ensure you ask the question. Will my website be a Responsive Design?