Responsive Websites-Finally, Size Doesn't Matter
As we mentioned, the advantage of responsive websites is that they adjust to any and all screen resolutions. This has many advantages, but the most important one is that your site will be functional and beautiful on all screens. In 2009, the most popular screen width was 1024px. In 2014, the most popular is ALL OVER THE PLACE. We have no idea how technology will change into the future, but responsive websites can adjust to those changes as they happen. This means your investment lasts longer and requires fewer redesigns than if you built a typical site and continuously re-optimized it for changing technology.
As an exercise, the image below shows popular resolutions for a variety of monitors, smartphones, and tablets. For those viewing this site on a device which allows for browser resizing, you can change the width of your browser to match these devices, and see how our site responds to various screen sizes.