Over the years, we have seen many changes in website development strategies and one of the most common current tasks with website development is to ensure that the site is responsive for mobile devices.
We have been speaking with many of our clients finding varying stats from their analytics on mobile usage. For example, we have an electrical contractor whose mobile stats show that only 8% of visitors were on mobile whereas a mobile DJ client is seeing upwards of 20%. Yet a local health services clinic is yielding a combined mobile / tablet of of 49%.
I was reading a recent stat suggesting that upwards of 65% of people are using their mobile devices to browse websites but after looking at analytics of varying sites, those numbers will change depending on the industry.
With all of this being said, we believe that it is paramount that if you have a website that is not mobile friendly, you should strongly consider making the investment to having your site converted to mobile responsive. The good news with this is that content management systems (back end operating systems of many sites) allow for site owners to manage their site in one place. You don’t need a separate site for mobile vs desktop. Responsive web design is a setup where the server always sends the same HTML code to all devices and CSS is used to alter the rendering of the page on the device using media queries.