Let’s Try An Experiment.
If you’re using a phone, tablet or other mobile device, please rotate it.
Or, if you’re on a desktop, please resize your browser. Make it larger or smaller.
Notice how the elements of the page scale and rearrange themselves? The menu moves from the right of the logo to under the logo. The sidebar may appear or disappear.
That, in a nutshell, is Responsive Design. This site is built to display correctly and remain usable, regardless of the size and input method of the device in use.
Why Is Responsive Design Important?
When websites first became popular, they were only accessible by desktop PCs. But, over time, that has changed.
Now, after 20 years of the world wide web, mobile devices account for more than 50% of all traffic. If you want to succeed online, then your site needs to work just as well on all devices. From a 3-inch feature phone all the way up to a 60-inch smart TV, your site needs to be ready for anything. If yours is not, someone else’s will be.
From late 2017 onwards, Google has used ‘mobile readiness’ as a ranking factor. How well a site ranks in search depends (along with many other factors) upon how well it displays and performs on mobile devices.
Responsive Design By Suffolk County Webmasters
EVERY site we build is responsive by design. While building sites we test them over a full portfolio of devices. This is not an optional extra. As far as we’re concerned a website is only correctly built if it is responsive.