The use of mobile devices has massively increased since 2009, where from September the 1st to October the 1st, 98.44% of people were using desktops and just 1.56% were using mobile devices. The amount of people using mobile technology had an increase of 11.53% since 2009, a more than ten fold increase, and is still continuing to rise.
With the use of mobile devices steadily increasing, many websites are nowadays being created with responsive design so that they adapt to the device in which they are being viewed on, whether it is a tablet, computer or mobile device. Currys’ website is a very good example of using responsive design. It adapts excellently to being viewed on mobile devices.
With the use of desktops gradually decreasing and the constant rise in the use of mobile technology, we are using responsive design more and more in our websites. For some examples of our responsive design sites see:
The history of mobile internet can be traced back more than ten years, but it is only over the past few years that development has soared. The first access to mobile web was commercially offered in Finland in 1996 on the Nokia 9000 Communicator phone. This was access to the “real internet”. The first commercial launch of a mobile specific browser based web service was in 1999 in Japan.
The shift of mobile web access has been accelerating since 2007 with the rise of larger, multi touch smartphones, more mobile optimized websites are being created. As mobile devices become stronger and more capable, experts are in agreement that mobile devices are set to overtake computers in terms of popularity in devices used to access the web.