Improve Performance And UX Of Your Responsive Web Design

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There comes out a new smart phone or a tablet everyday with a different screen size. And your customers are happy to replace their not-so-old devices with the newer ones quite frequently. This may be good for the mobile manufacturing companies but not for others who use the Internet as their outlet. The problem is that the web page sizes are growing bigger every day and even making your website responsive isn’t enough. It affects both, the website owners and the users. That’s because bigger the web page slower the performance and higher the bandwidth costs. This raised the demand for having perfectly optimized web pages for all the devices. So, to be able to have such web pages, it is important for the website owners to set a performance budget for your project and ask their web developer / designer to prioritize performance as well. It is worth noting that mobile responsiveness is instrumental in making your website accessible to people with disabilities.

Here are a few ways you can do that:

  • As we said earlier, start with setting a performance budget before actually going ahead with optimizing your website’s web pages. This serves as a cap to your spending and make sure that you don’t go overboard with the budget.
  • The biggest concern for any website owner is slow page loading and images on their responsive website. With bigger screen sizes, people are also demanding higher resolution images. So you have got to add them to your websites as well. The best way to go about it by using scaled down versions of your image.
  • Another thing you can do to make your website perform faster on the different devices is to compress your resources by using gzip. This will reduce the number of bytes a page will send across the network, thereby making your web pages load faster. You can also minify CSS and JavaScript by removing unnecessary line breaks and white spaces. This reduces the file sizes and increases the speed of downloading them.
  • There are different elements and every page of your website. You need to understand how your users use these elements, especially on a handheld device. This will make it easier for you to determine which elements you can get rid of to make your website perform even faster.
  • All these efforts will fail to make a greater impact if you do not choose the right hosting solution for your responsive website. Performance depends greatly upon the quality of the server so don’t hesitate from researching about different web hosting packages to choose the best one.
Topics : Technology, Digital Experience

Reetam Das

Written by Reetam Das

Reetam heads the digital marketing team at Classic Informatics, a global web development company. He is passionate about technology, software products and marketing. He has spent nearly a decade helping businesses across globe deliver uncanny customer & user experiences, market faster and growth-hack effectively. He is an avid reader and a writer and shares insights based on experience that readers can actually put to use.

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