What is a responsive website? And why do I need one?


As the number of different devices and browsers continues to expand, it is necessary to have a site that works seamlessly across all platforms. And with mobile devices continuing to serve the majority of web traffic, it is important for you to look ahead and build a site that is ready for the future.

Responsive Website Design represents a major shift in how a site is able to deliver a powerful user experience regardless of how the site is being accessed. Simply put, utilizing responsive design allows you to create one site that works across all screen sizes on any device and eliminates the need to build multiple sites that target individual devices.

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A Visual Explanation of Responsive Website Design

Visual Explanation of Responsive Website Design
The above sample shows a responsive site being resized across mobile, tablet, and desktop screens.
Responsive sites allow for text, images, and videos to be resized to fit appropriately on various devices. Buttons and forms are also typically resized to allow for easier access on touch-oriented devices. Although there are many methods of going about creating responsive websites, pixelcactus uses flexible content "blocks" to help you deliver the most optimal user experience across all browsers while still maintaining your brand's unique look-and-feel.

A truly responsive website will do more than just render correctly on different devices. Ideally, your website will not have to sacrifice content or functionality in order to work for visitors using smaller devices. With pixelcactus, all visitors will see all of your content and get all of your features. Our responsive sites will automatically detect the features of the device viewing your site to ensure optimal performance.

  • Your website will work with devices that use touch input or a mouse and keyboard
  • Smaller devices will request smaller images that will still display perfectly, which allows your site to load faster and use less bandwidth
  • Devices with modern features, such as high resolution/retina displays, will request appropriate image sizes
  • Your site content will stretch and shrink to adapt to ever-changing device and screen sizes, including smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop and television displays
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