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What do we mean by responsive testing?

Can anyone please tell me what do we mean by responsive testing.

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In today’s competitive world where digital discovery is being more mobile-centric, responsiveness comes as a requisite.

As the word, responsive suggests, responsive testing is used to check the appearance of a website with RWD(Responsive Web Design). This design helps a website to render the content in a flexible yet appropriate manner on the basis of the devices & OS on which it gets summoned. LambdaTest provides you with an effective way of responsive testing of any website through various screen sizes. At LambdaTest, you can check RWD through 44 different devices in a single go!

What is RWD?

RWD – Responsive Web Design

A method of allowing your web pages to render through multiple devices or screen sizes without compromising the overall functionality. Devices could be a tablet, desktop, notebook or a smartphone.

Why would you want to test a website for different screen resolutions? or Why would you want a mobile-friendly test? Let me explain the reason.

  1. With inclining numbers of users on mobile users, one should be certain about delivering a positive UX experience through their mobile website. By delivering a mobile-friendly website you are aiming for:
  • Exceeding search visibility
  • Enhancing your brand value
  • Enhancing User Experience as well as User Interface
  • Elevation in lead nurturing
  • On April 21, 2015, Google revolutionized SEO, by releasing a new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm. This algorithm gave preferences to mobile-optimized websites and came to know by many names such as Mobilegeddon, mobocalypse, mobilepocalyse. So if your website is not providing a quality mobile UX, then brace yourself for the fall in SERPs.
  • On November 04, 2016, Google Webmaster posted came out with the concept of Mobile-first Indexing. Here, they stated: “Although our search index will continue to be a single index of websites and apps, our algorithms will eventually primarily use the mobile version of a site’s content to rank pages from that site, to understand structured data, and to show snippets from those pages in our results.”
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