Why Responsive Web Design Is Important– Statistics And Trends

12 Mar 2015

Did you know that presently, 4 out of 5 smartphone users now use their smartphones to shop online?  In fact, 70% of mobile searches lead to online action within an hour’s time. Aren’t you curious about the percentage of conversion when users shop using their mobiles? Well, it’s nearly three times higher than when users search for the same products using their desktops or laptops.

It is a fact that the average smartphone user spends more than two hours a day on their mobile device. It’s also a fact that 67% of shoppers are more likely to buy from a website that is compatible with mobile devices than not. These days, more than half the time consumers spend on the Internet is via mobile devices. Check out other interesting facts on our infographic, “Why Responsive Web Design Is Important – Statistics And Trends”.

Why responsive design is important

Infographic by GO Gulf a web design Dubai Company

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Responsive Web Design Adoption Over Time

Top Sites ( acc to Alexa) Nov 2013 Oct 2014
Top 100 10.5% 11.8%
Top 1,000 11.8% 18.3%
Top 10,000 10.8% 18.7%

Increased sales have been reported by 62% of companies which designed their website(s) for mobile platforms, and by 64% that designed their website for tablets.

74% of users say that if a site works well on their phone, they’re more likely to visit it again.

Max Width Trends Of Responsive Websites

Width Pattern ( In Pixels) %Age
500-800 1.4%
801-900 4.1%
901-1000 38.4%
1001-1100 5.5%
1101-1200 6.8%
1201-1300 6.8%
1301-1700 6.8%
More than 1700 30.1%


Each mobile search triggers an average of two follow-up actions.

55% of conversions from mobile search happen within an hour (for example, phone call, store visit or purchase).