Did you know that the average person checks their phone up to 63 times daily? The statistics show that the average Americans spend about 5.4 hours on their mobile phones daily. Social Media, Communication with Friends & Family, and Online Shopping has made purchases of smart phones soar. What do mobile devices have to do with responsive websites you ask? Well, It all ties together, Mobile Devices drove 68% of visits too all websites across the world. The chances of running into a friends, co-workers, or family members website is very likely. A Responsive Website adapts and delivers the best experience to users, whether they're on their desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Take a look at a responsive website in the photo below.
Example of a Responsive Website on a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile view
How Does Responsive Web Design Work?
A Responsive Website isn't included in every website that is built, you must ask specifically for it. Their are many ways to build a Responsive Website, whether it be through HTML & CSS, Java script, or a website builder. The average cost to build a website which includes launching and designing it, is $12,000 to $150,000 or more depending on what you need. Another cost to factor in is maintenance fees and hosting. The average cost for Maintenance on a website ranges from $35 to $5000 or more depending on what you need. Most people who own a website have managers for them who update them regularly for their blog articles, new photos, content changes, new products, coupons deals and more. Hosting on the other hand is a separate fee that one must pay because it is the only way for your website to become accessible on the web. Most Hosting companies charge a monthly fee, and will create a price depending on the size of your website. The size of your website is determined by the amount of photos, content, videos that you have on there.
What happens if I don't have a Responsive Website?
Would you think highly of a company that had a terrible looking website where you can barley read the content on there because half of the paragraph is cut off on the right side? Probably not. When a website is not responsive it is not able to adapt to the users device which creates issues when the user is trying to read or click on a button that isn't functioning properly. Most Non Responsive Websites are created to fit the Desktop screen, not the mobile or tablet screen. Having a website that fits all types of devices is key to building your business so that you do not miss out on any opportunities. Having a website represents you & your company which is why investing into a responsive website is well worth the money. Take a look at the photo below to see what a Non Responsive Website looks like.
Example of a Non Responsive Website on different devices