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What Does Responsive Web Design Mean

If you don’t have a mobile-friendly website for your business, chances are you are losing customers. However, mobile-friendly can mean a lot of different things so it can be hard to know what you really need from a web designer. Your primer on responsive web design. Different kinds of responsive web design. When you hear […]
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If you don’t have a mobile-friendly website for your business, chances are you are losing customers. However, mobile-friendly can mean a lot of different things so it can be hard to know what you really need from a web designer.

Your primer on responsive web design.

Different kinds of responsive web design.

When you hear “responsive web design,” you probably assume it’s a synonym for “mobile-friendly web design” and it can be. But it also means something very specific in the often-confusing universe of web design speak. Let’s take a look at what developers hear when you use the following phrases:

Side note: We will be using these terms fairly interchangeably through this article because we also understand that many people do use them as synonyms.


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What customers expect from a mobile site.

Responsive website design

Your customers may not be as excited about web development terms as you are, but they know what they want when they log on to your site. Spoiler alert: it’s not clunky navigation and slow speeds.


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Why responsive web design really is that important.

Sometimes, when you hear something over and over again, it can start to lose its meaning. “You really need eight hours of sleep a night.” “Don’t use q-tips in your ear canal.” “Your website needs to be mobile-friendly or you are losing business.”

Your business may be fine. You may not be losing your current customers. But are you consistently getting new customers?

Our guess is, if you don’t have a mobile-friendly website, the answer is no.

Let’s take a look at some numbers:

Need some more? How about these:

A mobile-friendly website is your best friend as a small or medium-sized local business. It can help customers in your area find and fall in love with you...as well as getting you more of that $1.4 trillion pie.


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Final word.

Responsive web design is more important now than it ever has been. It’s become the norm. It’s what people expect when they are browsing the internet on their phones, which more and more people are doing every year.

As a local business, it’s important that people see you are as polished as your nationwide competitors. It really doesn’t take much to prove that point. All it really takes for the first impression, is a solid, responsive website.

Thrive Design is a customer-centric web design and development agency from SeattleContact us today to find out how we can elevate your business online! Find us on Clutch, UpCityLinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.

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Noah Britton

Hi, I'm Noah Britton, the founder of Thrive. I have 19 years experience running my own website agency, 11 of those years with WordPress. My focus at Thrive is understanding the goals and problems of our clients and proposing the appropriate solution. I'm passionate about tools, process, and technology, some of which I recommend on our blog.

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