Infographic: Takes more than responsive web design to keep visitors engaged

You snooze, you lose with impatient mobile users

When it comes to delivering a mobile web experience, it takes more than simply using all the right tools to deliver an optimal one because speed counts in a big way. In fact, as this infographic illustrates, mobile users are a mighty impatient bunch. 

How impatient? Well, 40 percent will leave if a mobile website doesn't load in just 3 seconds and 80 percent won't come back if they have a bad experience accessing your website.

If that's not motivation to make it load fast, I don't know what is. But just the physics of the phone and the ability of the phone to communicate to the antennae takes up two of those seconds, just to make a connection, leaving you just one thin second to display the site before you lose 40 percent of visitors. Talk about pressure.

That's why this infographic suggests a new way of attacking the problem. Yes, responsive web design is part of the equation, but you also need to attack it at the server component level too.

This infographic explains the benefits of practicing responsive design and using server side components to deliver an optimal mobile web experience and keep those eyeballs on your mobile website.