Difference Between Responsive, Non-Responsive, And Mobile Websites


With the hundreds of millions of websites on the Internet, you surely have come across websites that wow you, websites that is average or mediocre, and others where you simple cannot get it to appear correctly in your browser. Some websites do not adhere to Google’s and other search engine rules and not of good quality either. Web developers and designers crop up around the world, and choosing a great web developer and designer is of pertinent importance. Website developer offer various designs and some only offer you responsive design as this is very important in attracting more customers and have Google’s blessing. Websites are coded for functionality and display in responsive, non-responsive, and mobile websites. In the middle of 2015, Google announced an algorithm change to their ranking criteria with the introduction of mobile-friendliness. It is thus important to understand the different platform, which we discuss below:


Responsive is a website that function and display 100% correct regardless of the browser and device used. This includes desktop computers, regardless of screen size, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and phablets. The screen size and resolution has no effect on the way the website appears. It is user-friendly and a website owner has the advantage of attracting the entire internet users.


A non-responsive website design will look good on a desktop computer and when the first websites were developed at the start of this technology, all websites were non-responsive. Website owners who had a website developed decades ago, would have had a responsive website designed and unless it was upgraded to responsive it would still be displaying perfectly only on a desktop.


Smartphone users browse the internet with increasing speed from their mobile device. The mobile version website is great as it displays perfectly and a mobile website is an exact scaled down version of a website. However, not all is visible as it can only fit so much into a small screen. Web developers integrate into many websites a button with a link to view the full website, from a mobile too. Even so, is it vital that you know when you have a non-responsive website and have a mobile version that the mobile version will not display properly across all screen sizes for example a tablet?

The increasing use of smartphones as oppose to computers will force most website owners to have a mobile-friendly website when they regard their business with the importance it deserves and need great search engine results. We invite you to contact our web development team to discuss the right solutions for you. Our professional team can develop, design as well as manage any web platform, however Google does recommend responsive and mobile friendly website. It is excellent for SERPs and incredibly beneficial for businesses.