The popularity of tablets and smart phones has made it necessary that websites work on all your devices…
Almost 50% of searches on the Internet are conducted on either a tablet or mobile phone. It is for this reason that responsive websites are in high demand. In the past accessing the Internet was mostly initiated from a desktop computer or laptop. However, with the technological breakthroughs in tablets and mobile devices, accessing the Internet has become faster and more appealing to users. The search engine companies (Google, Yahoo & Bing) have expressed their desire for websites to be created with all types of devices in mind.
Responsive means just what it says.
A responsive website does just that, it responds to the device that is accessing it. For instance if you access a website on your desktop it will appear a certain way. However, if you access the same website on your mobile phone it will appear differently than your desktop computer. The reason for this is that a responsive website will respond to the device that is accessing it and realign it’s copy, pictures and navigation buttons. If the web designer has done their job properly the user will be able to view the website with out pinching out to enlarge every page they see. Instead the “realignment” of the web page for that device will be user friendly for the person accessing it.