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2014 is the Year of the Update

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A responsive website looks good no matter whether you’re looking at it on a phone, tablet, or desktop.

If you have put off updating your website, there have never been more reason to do so.

If your company depends on its website enough that losing the business it brings to you would be a serious blow, getting a responsive website before the end of the year should be your #1 online marketing goal.

If your business isn’t taking advantage of responsive web design right now or planning on it in the very near future, you are in danger of losing more business in 2014.

There are three exceptions to the rule;

1) you don’t depend on your website to stay in business,

2) you have no competitors, or

3) you are familiar with responsive design, you’ve already verified it’s not the right fit for you, or you have an alternative mobile strategy.

If any of these three apply to you, then you’re O.K., carry on.

A recent comparison between mobile vs. desktop visitors for the past 12 months and the 12 months preceding those, shows that mobile visitors have doubled in one year. That by itself should be a compelling enough reason to go to a responsive website design. On average mobile traffic, (smart phone and tablet added together) adds up to nearly half of the visitors to many websites.

If you have a relatively simple website for your business, modifying your existing website to be responsive design may cost you as little as several hundred dollars, or up to perhaps a few thousand. That is assuming the design of your current website lends itself to becoming responsive. But if you haven’t redesigned your website in several years chances are you’ll need to go through a complete redesign process and the answer to what it will cost is, as usual, “it depends.” Send us your website link and Wonderwave Design will give you a reasonable quote.

The future is mobile. 60% of all mobile phone owners use a smart phone. 5 billion people are expected to be using mobiles by 2017.