4 prototyping tips for mobile responsive websites

Make your responsive website consistent across every device with these 4 put-into-practice prototyping tips

Gone are the days when one size would satisfy all. The ubiquity of mobile devices and diversity of size and shape has created an essential standard within website design: mobile responsive websites.

While responsive design is nothing new, taking such an approach means better consistency during the mobile prototyping process.

Mobile responsive design: the new normal

Before responsive web design’s rise in popularity, designers would create custom experiences unique to a specific device.

For example, let’s imagine a company going through a re-brand and in need of a new website. Back in the day, the company might have requested an “iPhone website” or an “iPad website” from the design team to satisfy business needs.

Inevitably, this meant creating multiple versions for different devices. It doesn’t take a genius to understand how unsustainable that method is.

With 55% of web traffic coming from mobile devices, implementing one responsive website that adapts depending on the device makes the most business sense and saves money.

What responsive design does is create unity between the design and the device with one single design that adapts itself accordingly through flexible grids, layouts and images. Responsive design doesn’t penalize the user for their preferred device choice and instead responds to it.

In a world where mobile devices have taken over the traditional desktop, it’s logical to implement a mobile friendly website. And since Google recommends using mobile responsive websites for multi-device support, those sites will be rewarded with the coveted search engine optimization.

Implementing this approach with a prototyping tool means your website will have cross device functionality and look good on any device. Let’s take a look at how to prototype a mobile responsive website and which Justinmind features can help you out.

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