Should All Sites Be Responsive?

If I had a kitten for every time we've been asked “Does my site need to be responsive?” I would be that crazy cat lady that lives down the street.

But, seriously, Aaron captured our thoughts on it perfectly in a recent interview in .net:

I think all sites should be capable of adapting to whatever device is being used to access them. To me it’s about offering good customer service and not forcibly ejecting someone from your website (or making them endure a crappy experience) because they happen to be using a browser you don’t like or didn’t bother testing. That’s why we at Easy Designs follow the philosophy of progressive enhancement. And mobile-first, responsive web design is a great tool in the progressive enhancement tool chest.

You can read other musings on the subject from Aaron (as well as from our friends Brad Frost and Tim Kadlec) over on .net

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  1. Responsive, absolutely! why not? why not maximize your potential for letting your new clients find you on any device they might be using, home pc, tablet or android.

  2. My site is static how can I convert my site to responsive?

    • SIP
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  3. @SIP: The bare-bones way is to alter the markup and CSS for your slight ever so slightly to use media queries and the appropriate meta tags. That said, there is a lot more nuance to doing it right. Drop us a line if you want to talk.

    • Aaron Gustafson
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  4. Ditto to what Matthew said. I default to responsive design because I’ve never found a reason that could tip the scale the other way. :)

    • Liz
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