The importance of user experience on mobile is no longer a new topic, although it’s still an important factor when building a website.
In this blog post, we are going to share the DIFFERENCES between being mobile friendly and mobile responsive. Check it out!
Mobile Friendly ≠ Mobile Responsive
The differences between the two are:
A mobile-friendly site is actually a copy of your website, where the server does the work to deliver optimized pages that will appear smaller on a phone and may not work ideally on a touchscreen device. It will, however, be functional.
On the other hand, a website with responsive design automatically adjusts and reformats itself according to the user’s behavior and environment, based on the device’s screen size, platform, and orientation.
Benefits of Responsive Design
A responsive website allows easy browsing and provide a better user experience.
- Speed – Reduce time needed for website loading
Most of the mobile browser page response speed is determined by the website coding on your web server. Obviously the longer your server waits to respond to a request from a browser, the longer your page loading time.
- SEO Friendly – Ranks well on Google
If you wish to rank better in Google search, you should have a responsive website. Google claims that it ranks websites that are responsive to multiple devices better.
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- Supports more browsers – Chrome, Mozilla, IE
Different browsers read the codes of your website differently. In other words, Chrome, FireFox and Internet Explorer will read your website Differently. Thus it’s important to ensure that your website is compatible with all these browsers.
With this, you can increase business conversion.
You might have this question on your mind:
What type of design is best for my business and my website?
It’s depends on how far you understand your customers.
If your customers browse more often on mobile, then you should emphasize more on improving user experience on mobile by having a responsive website. Don’t be confused by the professional terms and their definitions. In fact, a responsive website can be easily built using our All-in-One Website Builder.
It can be done without any coding!
Websites created using Exabytes Website Builder adjust to screen resolutions and resize contents automatically. They adapt automatically to visitors’ devices so that they always look perfect on tablets, smartphones, laptops or desktops. No extra step is needed to make your site ready for mobiles or tablets.