Immediately following the development of the modern internet, most web traffic came from desktop and laptop computers. But we recently hit the tipping point with increased usage of personal devices – tablets and phones. 2016 marked the first time in history that mobile traffic surpassed desktop and laptop traffic. Since then, mobile devices have become an increasingly popular gateway to the internet, allowing users to browse their favorite websites wherever they are.
With mobile devices now accounting for more than 52 percent of all internet traffic, using a mobile-friendly web design is no longer optional. To reach the ever-growing pool of mobile device users with your website, you must use a mobile-friendly design. Only then can your visitors have full access while using their smartphone or tablet. There are two main options to get your website ready for all devices: building a dedicated mobile website or making a responsive website.