With the increasingly mobile nature of Internet browsing, as can be seen by the spread of tablets and smartphones, responsive web design is becoming a required feature of any company’s webpage. As an example, Small Business Trends writer Drew Hendricks emphasised the increasing importance of responsive web design in increasing Internet traffic to a site by highlighting the rising rate of mobile usage.
According to recent analytics, the average website received 40 percent of its traffic from mobile users in 2013. This number had doubled since the year before. It seems only likely to increase into the future. With more than 60 percent of mobile users in the United States currently carrying smartphones, these devices are fast becoming the primary method of Internet usage.