Why responsive web design and mobile–friendly web design is so important?
In the age of cyber – technology in which we lived – mobile devices have become one of the basic sources of interpersonal communication – and devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops are inseparable companions of most of us. The basic function that connects all these devices is access to the Internet, which has undoubtedly become the most important of the media. Websites – that is the basis for the functioning of the global network – are several dozen years old – 29 years have passed since the first website was created, namely on December 20, 1990.
As we remember for many years – the Internet was practically unavailable to most of us and did not even offer a percentage of what it has to offer now. PC – as the Internet developed – began to go down in history, they began to be replaced by devices – much smaller – much more mobile.
The ease of use of devices such as smartphones and tablets, combined with the functionality they give us, means that hardly anyone uses them on a daily basis.
And so based on the data from the “Digital 2019” report presenting statistics on the use of the Internet, mobile, social media and e-commerce in the world (mobirank.pl)
There are currently 5.11 billion unique mobile phone users worldwide, which means an increase of 100 million (2 percent) last year.
In 2019, the number of Internet users was 4.39 billion, an increase of 366 million (9%) compared to January 2018.
There are 3.48 billion social media users in 2019, and total global growth has been 288 million (9%) since last year.
3.26 billion people use social media on devices, and the number of new users increased by 297 million, an increase of over 10% year on year.
it is clear that the number of internet users browsing websites, buying in online stores using mobile devices has increased significantly and continues to grow.
Why is it worth making sure that the website is responsive & mobile friendly?
Responsive website or responsive web design (RWD) is primarily a convenience for Internet users. The possibility of adapting the website to any screen size makes navigation much more pleasant and problem-free. Therefore, the experience after visiting a website that is responsive is much more positive, and the chance that a potential recipient looking for information on websites or a potential customer buying in an online store will return to the same page is much greater .
From the perspective of the website owner or the owner of an online store, this is also a big advantage. A responsive website eliminates the need to create several versions of the site – as it has not been rare in the past – thanks to which it saves money allocated to the development of the site. No need to update content in two different places also saves a lot of time.
Another important point is also that Google officially recommends the use of responsive website technologies, and from April 21 it introduces a new algorithm – which means that websites without a mobile version will not be displayed in search results for mobile devices.
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