Responsive Web Design is hot. Practically every company I speak to, around the globe, is either going responsive, has gone responsive, or – at the very least – giving it serious consideration. So, with all this buzz, how many websites are actually responsive?
To answer this question, I ran a test on the top 10,000 websites (per Alexa), and checked if they are responsive. This test was a repeat of a test I ran last year, and relies primarily on the presence of a horizontal scrollbar when loading the page on a small screen. If the scrollbar is there, it indicates the website didn’t adjust its styling to the display, and thus is not responsive. You can find the full test methodology in last year’s post.
I had the pleasure of presenting this data at the awesome Web Directions South 2014 (slides here), and in this post summarized the highlights. So, let’s get to the results!
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