Responsive web design is trending in ecommerce in response to the need to serve content to any device the customer is using. An alternative to server side adaptive “mobile specific” domains, responsive design serves one HTML file and retains one set of URLs, with benefits in user experience, content management efficiency, SEO and scaling across devices that have yet to even hit the market. But is responsive design the best approach for your ecommerce site? Explore our collection of posts on the pros and cons of responsive web design, and best practices for usability, design / development process and implementation. To stay in the loop on responsive web design for ecommerce, please subscribe by email, RSS, Twitter or Facebook.

14 Responsive Email Best Practices [Infographic]

Earlier this week we looked at how mobile is taking over global commerce, and not to be forgotten is mobile-friendly email. This week’s infographic comes from EmailMonks which includes 14 tips for responsive emails. Click to enlarge infographic Tweetables 67% ...

When a Winning Tablet Design Flops on Desktop

Do tablet users behave (and convert) similarly to desktop users? Clark’s shoes set out to answer this question by testing its winning tablet design on desktop against its desktop version. The case originally appeared on WhichTestWon (a fantastic ...

3 Ways to Dip Your Toe In Responsive Design

As one of the pilot brands in the launch of the Pinterest API, Random House has launched a Pinterest-powered book discovery tool as a responsive microsite. You can see how it scales down at various breakpoints: As we’ve mentioned before, if ...

How’s Responsive Redesign Boost Conversion by 20%

Walmart Canada recently unveiled its new responsive design, the first enterprise ecommerce site in the country to make the switch.’s Rick Neuman and Matt Ginsberg share with Get Elastic the details of their responsive revamp, including ...
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Icons or Labels: Which Responsive Navigation Test Won?

A few months ago Adam McFarland, one of the owners of Detailed Image, a high-end car care product seller, dropped me an email to share the impact moving to responsive design had on sales. Launching the redesign in April, May sales were up 30% year-over-year, ...
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