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Responsive Design & Mobile Design – What’s the Difference?

It’s no doubt that we live in an ever-on-the-go, mobile society. It’s why you’ve seen a major shift in the online market to make searching, booking, and buying on the go much more user friendly. In fact, Google now demands that you offer a well-rounded mobile experience by dinging you in your rankings if you are lacking the that area.

But because of this universal shift to the mobile offering, it leaves a huge question: what is the difference between responsive design and mobile design. We offer both options here at Charternet Web Solutions, so we thought it would be fair to lay it out in a comparison for you! Here are the main differences between the two:


In the end, you can see that mobile design can be restrictive, limiting, and become outdated much more quickly than a response design from the start. Because mobile websites usually provide visitors with the bare basics the site has to offer, they won’t get to see your site in all its glory or be able to use it to its full potential. However, it is a relatively inexpensive option if you are getting dinged by search engines and need that mobile-friendly option.

On the other hand, responsive design is extremely flexible. It allows websites to resize and reflow their layout based on the visitor’s screen size and gives them a consistent experience. From large-screen, high-resolution monitors all the way to the smallest smartphone touch screens, it’s important to have an experience that is suited to each of those individual devices. Responsive websites will simply adapt to their environment while maintaining the same stunning images, typefaces and navigational properties. Plus, with our monthly payment plans, this option is super budget friendly!

Interested updating your site to suit this on-the-go market we live in? We at Charternet Web Solutions deliver sites that offer easy navigation, making the redesigned websites both human and search engine friendly. We take pride in offering responsive design, a necessity for businesses to connect effectively to the smart phones and devices that are quickly replacing the desktop/laptop.Contact us today to get started!