Simply put, a responsive website automatically changes to fit the device you’re reading it on. A mobile responsive website does just that. It transforms based on what browser or device that your customer is using. No need to update a mobile website and a desktop website — simply edit your main website and the changes are reflected on your mobile device.
What is the difference between a mobile friendly website and a mobile responsive website? You may notice that on a mobile responsive website the text and images change from a multi-column layout, to a single column display so that you can read the text easier. Also many unnecessary images are hidden so to account for the smaller display and to showcase the items that you really want to feature. You will likely see a navigation drop down that is condensed and represented by three horizontal lines. A mobile friendly website is designed to work the same way across all devices. It simply displays smaller on a mobile device and you may have to use two fingers to expand it and read the text. Mobile Responsive is the way to go!