It’s easy to blame your Internet connection when something goes wrong with a website you are looking at, but in many situations as within the first 5 seconds of clicking the link. A webpage that loads instantly will have far better it is because the site wasn’t designed with responsive web design in mind. One of the most important parts of any website is how well it’s optimized for loading times. Statistics have shown that the amount of time a person spends on a website they arrive at (and therefore the interest they have in it) is determined as quickly success of making any real impact than one that takes even longer than five seconds to load.
Most web users have multiple tabs open, or they open several windows at once and will view the ones that load first while the others are loading. During this time, they may already find what they want on one of your competitor’s websites or they may just lose interest in the topic altogether and end up closing your link before they even read it.
Responsive web design throughout
But responsive web design is not just about the initial loading time that a site takes to appear in a browser. Further down the line, it’s also about how quickly and without glitches the various elements of your site respond. You want snappy menus that display their information immediately, you want text that loads at the same time as the images that it is captioning and most importantly of all, you want your website to load ‘all at once’, rather than in small pieces (especially when it comes to frames and how this can end up resizing parts of your site on the fly, giving off a very bad impression right from the beginning). Ideally, you want a website that is quick and responsive no matter what the user does to it. Here are some great responsive web design examples.
Get adequate servers!
When you are choosing a web design firm, you also want one that understands how servers work and what happens when too many concurrent users are all trying to access the same resource at the same time. A big part of responsive web design, therefore, is also the hardware that is being used to serve up your website. Ideally, you want to prepare for any load of clients, but at the same time a lot of server space can end up costing you a lot of money, so you should be aware of your needs. In any case, there are ways to optimize a website so that even if it gets very popular all of a sudden, it still will not buckle under the influx of users all trying to access the pages at the same time. Thus, a good company like ours who can help you with responsive and adaptive web design will also end up saving you a lot on server fees in the long run as well.
Impact on the future of your business
A responsive web design framework also has a huge impact on the future of your business. One of the most important parts of having your website up and running for your company is the fact that it is always available for your clients, no matter what time of the day they are going to use it. The beauty of a fully responsive web design is that as soon as your clients come to your site through the Internet, they will be able to quickly get to the information they want about your products or services. Ultimately, that’s the most important part of a well-designed website — you want to make sure your clients have full access.
There are two types of clients who will be using your website — the new ones who come across your webpage through having responded to advertising or searching on the Internet, or those who are returning customers and would like to create a follow-up order. Regardless of the type of client you are mostly after, we can help you put your site together in a way that will attract and retain them. A responsive web design is crucial for that initial few second stage when they load your site and will inevitably determine how long they will remain with it.
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