What is Responsive Web Design and why is it so important?

by | Monday 18 April 2022 - 23:33 CEST | Web Development

Responsive Web Design, a term coined by Ethan Marcotte in his May 2011 article in A List Apart, is a set of modern web design techniques by which a website adapts to different devices’ screens and windows and is automatically rendered according to the screen size (or the viewport size).

This means that the website’s look and feel, layout, design and user experience remain consistent, usable and easy to navigate regardless of the device or platform used to access it.

Although the first seminal proof-of-concepts can be traced back as far as 2004, it wasn’t until 2010-2011 that basic responsive design technologies such as fluid proportion-based grids, flexible images and, most importantly, CSS3 media queries became mature and mainstream.

What is Responsive Web Design and why is it so important?

Why is it so important nowadays?

With around 57% of all global web traffic coming from mobile devices as of February 2022, a responsive web design is now a must and the de facto expectation of everyone visiting a website. Thus, failing to make your website responsive can quickly make your bounce rate to sky-rocket.

Eventually this became so important that in 2015 Google introduced an update nicknamed Mobilegeddon in its search engine algorithm to boost the ranking of mobile-friendly websites. And other search engines soon followed suit.

So, in summary, if your website isn’t responsive and displays optimally in all sorts of devices, from desktop to mobile phones, it will be poorly ranked and your visitors are likely to bounce off almost immediately.

Are xcentra’s advanced WordPress websites responsive?

Short answer: Yes, completely, from the ground-up and in all our projects. We use cutting-edge page builders and integrate them with other technologies, resulting in 100% responsive, mobile-friendly, faster and problem-free websites from scratch. They allow our clients to focus on what is more important: making their business thrive.


About xcentra:

We are an independent team of freelance, multi-skilled web developers based in the Sierra de Madrid area, Spain, with solid experience in web projects of all kinds. We develop and maintain your professional custom website with maximum performance and security while you focus on your business. xcentra also provides branding and brand identity, UX/UI design, web re-engineering and redesign, cloud and servers, multimedia processing, advice and remote IT support services.

You can contact us by phone on +34 644 44 1210, our email address info@xcentra.com or through our online contact form.

We’re always happy to help and will be delighted to hear about your project 😊