7 Myths Busted About Responsive Web Design 09 Jan 2017
We are all well aware of responsive web designs and know how it has benefitted us. The incredible growth of mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets have created a need of having a mobile friendly website for your business.
A mobile friendly website is going to help the users to explore and get their information regardless of any device they use.
I accept the fact that the design world is moving to more fast paced and user-friendly technologies, but at the same time whenever something good and new comes up, it gets accompanied by myths, rumors despite knowing the truth.
Myths are public dreams; dreams are private myths-Joseph Campbell
As said by Joseph Campbell, the dream is an opinion, and these personal opinions collectively make us an open dream which has no link to the reality.
The misconceptions about responsive designs have become the biggest barriers to web design. It prevents us from planning and executing responsive design projects.
You must be aware of the common myths of responsive designs. Let me highlight few of them to give you a better understanding about their authenticity.
- Responsive Design Is Solely For Mobile Optimization:
I agree to the fact that responsive designs are designed for mobile devices, to make the site adjust to the screen size of mobile devices, but are mobile devices just smartphones?
No, mobile devices are not just smartphones, it could be a tablet, iPad or other devices. The assumption that responsive design being solely for mobile phone optimization is incorrect.
The sole purpose of a responsive web design is to make a website fit on devices of any screen size, at any scale which is just beyond mobile phone’ screen.
- Better Design Is Better With Complex Features:
Would you like to stay on a website with complexities, complicated processes and not easy to use? I believe, No!
Then, how can you assume a responsive design to be useful with complex features?
It is entirely a myth that design is always better with complex features whereas the reality is the other way round. Simple and user-friendly designs are accepted rather than the complex ones.
- Responsive Design Is Cost Expensive:
It is evident that responsive design requires a set of skills and tools to be created, but it is not much expensive. A good search can get you to discounted rates.
Moreover, if you hire an online web design service, you can easily get a responsive site at much more reasonable prices.
- Responsive Design Is Time Taking:
A responsive website can easily be designed and can work on multiple devices with just one single template. The assumption that the designers would need various layouts and strategies does not operate in the field of a responsive web design.
The myth is busted and not worth it.
- A Floating Layout:
A website is not a sea with numerous sailing ships trying to overcome each other. You do not need to create a website like a sea full of ships.
A responsive designed website does not merely means rectangle designs floating on each other, with no white spaces. If you do so, you need to go back to the drawing board.
- Fixing The Design For Few Devices:
A custom website design company must never be caught between two stools, responsive design is not for few devices, in fact, it is for all type of mobile devices.
- Responsive Website Is Unnecessary:
Those businesses which are in practice of saving expenses, claims responsive design as an unnecessary design for their website. Small businesses seem it as an unimportant and additional cost.
Responsive design is not an expense, but an investment, as these designs are the most recommended ones for search engines.
What are the devices mostly used to search? Are you still in the era of desktop computers or have coped up with the modern trend of mobile devices?
If you are living in the time of mobile devices, then most searches start with it. Even now if you do not a have responsive design for your site, then you are missing out your customers and sales.
Let it go,
To stand out, you need to let go these myths. A good responsive design needs to set all the right tools to their right places and keep out all the wrong tools which are the myths away from the design.
All the above myths are busted and carry no sense other than just an assumption. We have seen that the internet has inclined towards the modern era of mobile devices which makes the site accessible at any place on any device.
Your focus must be on a solution that fits for all by reaching out to your each user and delivering a user-friendly experience to them.