As the average Internet speed for homes in the United States skyrockets with new developments in the field of technology surfacing every day, the attention span of users dwindle alongside with it. This relationship has, since day one, been inversely proportional and there is no proof that it will be otherwise in the years to come.

With the advent of mobile Internet, connectivity has seen a bigger make-over than anyone could have ever imagined two decades ago. Then when a single unit of a computing system filled a whole room and it took seconds to send a few characters through a network, waiting a few minutes to get the message across was no chore. Today however, when computers in the form of smartphones barely fill the pocket and data arrives as quick as a blink of an eye, delays are no longer tolerable.

By far, websites of the past are already unrecognizable when placed side-by-side with the ones created today. These days, it’s about creating the design whose call to action resonates louder than bandwagon statements. Its focus, sharpened to precision, centers on what needs to be achieved, and crafted to be hell-bent on achieving it.

Design trends change faster than couture fashion and more than often stay on the rack for less than a season. But with billions of Internet-users basing their purchase decisions on what they see and hear on the broadest and fastest mass medium, the need for responsive design is more urgent than ever.


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