Until recently, many business owners were stubborn in their conviction that mobile users were a fringe they could conveniently overlook despite Google indicating otherwise. Then, in April this year, the company gave effect to its plans. It launched a new search algorithm that would rank mobile-friendly, responsive websites higher than their desktop-only peers. In the blink of an eye, Mobilegeddon had begun.
It has been two months since Google updated its ranking scheme but the rush to make websites mobile-friendly shows no signs of abating. Though it is hard to find numbers, we have anecdotal evidence that more people are sending inquiries to us for responsive web design services than before.
While the race to the mobile is playing out in our favour, it has some negative effects. For instance, we do not remember a time when more myths and rumours were circulating on responsive web design. Today, there are all sorts of crazy ideas floating around, confusing clients as well as some web designers.
Though this blog does not claim to set things right in one go, it is a step in the right direction. Here you will find five myths of responsive web design that are gaining currency for now:
Responsive Design Equals Mobile Design
Responsive design provides you with a website that adapts to the user’s device, which can be a tablet, smartphone, desktop, or even a giant internet-enabled TV. Mobile websites are different. You can tell them apart by their URL, which usually of the type: m.domain.com. Maintaining a mobile site requires more work and does not improve search engine ranking.
Responsive Design Needs More Work
Unless you are a web designer who has not updated his or her skill-set since 1995, you already know that creating responsive design websites is not more work than building static websites. In fact, responsive design is the new default.
Responsive Websites Are Slow.
A skilled designer can make a responsive website as fast as any other website. But at the hands of a rookie, your responsive website can be slow. Also, HD images and lots of text can slow down a responsive website. To sum up, responsive design per se does not speed up or slow down a website, it is other factors that play into it
Responsive Design Does Not Improve Website Rank.
Google Mobilegeddon and you will see how much of a damage a non-responsive website can do to your SEO efforts. It can undo years of work.
Responsive Website Is Not For Me.
Responsive design is the new standard. It is for every business whose customers are online because it stands to lose potential customers accessing its website from their mobile phones if it has not implemented responsive design.
Responsive design is not some complicated, new technology . If you have a skilled web designer to assist you, you can learn everything you need to know about responsive design and its effect on your business in the matter of an hour. Finding it hard to believe? Well, call us on 214-441-1309 or contact us and you will know everything you need to know about responsive design and your business website in less than 60 minutes.
We guarantee that.