Responsive website pros and pitfalls

Craft yours to display well on any device.

By Diane Knudson

What devices do members use to view your website?

  1. laptops
  2. tablets
  3. smartphone
  4. all of the above

The answer to the question probably depends on the individual member; however one thing is clear: Members access their CUs’ websites using a variety of devices.

This is a key reason why “responsive” website design (first originated by Ethan Marcotte with his “A List Apart.”) has become so important. The aim of responsive design is to craft websites that provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices.

What are the top three reasons CUs should have a responsive design?


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