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What is a Responsive Website?

What is a Responsive Website?

How are you reading this page? On a desktop PC, a laptop, a tablet, or your phone?

However you read this website it should be working and 'responsive'. But what does this mean? In short, a responsive site is one that 'responds' to the device that you read it on. Gone are the days where you only use the desktop PC to go on the internet, the world wants to view what it wants online whatever device they have to hand, with over 50% of website usage now coming on smartphones.

A responsive website has a fluid and flexible layout that adapts to the size of the screen. The value of responsive web design lies in the fact that it provides a better surfing experience. Essentially, your website will look amazing and function properly on a desktop (or laptop), tablet, and mobile phone browser.

The functionality of a website is crucial. When a potential customer visits your site, you only have a few seconds to wow them; if you don't do it promptly, they will leave and maybe even go to a competitor's site. If your site isn't responsive, meaning it doesn't suit the user's screen properly, that's an instant red flag and an inconvenience to the user. This is when a responsive website comes in handy.

All websites built by Paddle Creative are responsive. They are built from scratch, tested and then run through the (digital) mill to test them across over 40 devices and over 30 browsers to check for any issues. So you can be sure when you get your keys to your beautiful new Paddle Creative website, not only will you think it’s great but so will your customers, wherever they view it from. Don't believe us, test it out or yourself- check out some of our previous work on your desktop and smartphone!

If you would like to find out more about how to make a responsive website or anything about our website building and developing process here at Paddle Creative, get in touch, we love hearing from you!



*Please note older browsers such as Internet Explorer are not supported. Internet Explore and older browsers make up less than 1% of how people access the internet. At Paddle we create for the 99% not the 1%.

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