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Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design

If your business relies on it’s website, without a mobile-friendly website, your future online is bleak. Without a mobile-friendly experience for your customers, many viewers will choose to bounce, off your website, and go to your competitors website, which is easier to use. The future is mobile and people  are increasingly favoring their mobile devices, over desktop computers. Nielsen Media (my former employer) says that over 60% of all mobile phone owners in the US use a smartphone. A recent study by Walker Sands Digital showed mobile traffic to its client base increasing by 171 since Q3 2011. Statista says that 5 billion people will use mobile phones by 2017. Making your website responsive is a small price to pay to reach all these people.

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Responsive Web Design

When the first call was placed on a handheld mobile phone in 1973, the Otorola was capable of less than 30 minutes of battery life and took 10 hours to re-charge. Fast-forward some 40 years later and mobile device ownership has reached critical mass around the world. Today, these devices serve as the primary communications and media vehicles for many and play an increasingly important role in the daily
lives of consumers in both developed and high-growth economies.

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Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design” is “any and every screen”, website design and development. If the term “responsive web design” is new to you, you’re with the majority. Responsive web design is simply website design that adjusts gracefully to fit on desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers. Ever pull up a website on your smartphone and it was just a very tiny version of what you would see on your desktop, so you zoomed way in, and then moved the website around and enlarged and shrunk it as needed to read text and click on things? That was not a responsive website. Or if it was, it left out the key point of adjusting “gracefully.” A responsive website looks good no matter whether you’re looking at it on a phone, tablet, or deskto

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From the 1st Mobile Phone to Now

Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. On 3 April 1973 when Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs. The prototype handheld phone used by Dr. Cooper weighed 1.1 kg and measured 23 cm long, 13 cm deep and 4.45 cm wide. The prototype offered a talk time of just 30 minutes and took 10 hours to re-charge.

Article References
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshsteimle/2013/11/08/why-your-business-needs-a-responsive-website-before-2014/
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Article Referenceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_mobile_phones
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