What is a responsive website?
Responsive websites are websites that automatically adjust to the screen size.
More people are using handheld devices to access websites than the desktop computers they were designed for.
If your website is not designed to respond to smaller devices your visitors will either see a shrunken down version of your website, or just the top corner of your website. Either way, they aren’t going to stick around to read it. Search engines also realize when websites are not responsive and will not be likely to include your site in their search results.
The number of smaller devices is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Everywhere you look people are staring at their phones. So, if you have a website it must be a responsive website.
There are several websites that allow you to see how your site looks on various screen sizes. Here’s one that I use for testing new websites. This example shows the Boston Globe: http://responsivedesignchecker.com/bostonglobe.com. You can also put your URL to see how your website looks by clicking the different icons at the top of the page.
Responsive websites have the same content for all screen sizes, it’s just that it is displayed differently as the screen size shrinks. Three columns could become two columns on a tablet and then a single column on a smartphone.
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