Mobile traffic is past its tipping point with roughly 52 percent of web traffic currently deriving from smartphones versus desktops – and counting. People are accessing sites and services with the expectation they will not only have the same functionality they would on desktops, but, more so today, that the sites will also use the functionality native to their devices without needing to download an app.

Source: Why Responsive Design is Dead

If you’re a member of the web or UI design community, it’s been hard to avoid talking about Sketch over the last year. The launch of this design app shook up an industry dominated by Adobe for more than two decades, and it has caused an ongoing debate about whether Sketch is better than Photoshop and Illustrator (and Fireworks).

Source: Using Sketch For Responsive Web Design (A Case Study) – Smashing Magazine

There has been a lot of conversation about Google’s mobile-friendliness update that went into effect April 21. Predictably, many ’Net professionals have been on edge wondering if this update has impacted their digital business’s mobile-search ranking. Luckily, there are tools available that can be leveraged to analyze the mobile-friendliness of a website.

Find Out if Your Site is Mobile-Friendly – Website Magazine

The response in “responsive” Web design provides a clue about how to think about the practice. It’s essentially a set of actual techniques – and yes, sometimes tools too – that move elements of the page e.g. images, navigation, text based on the capabilities of the device it is being viewed upon. Responsive design enables websites to obtain information about the device and then display a version appropriate for the layout.

Read more: Six Questions for Responsive Designers – Website Magazine

Businesses that are not looking to include dynamic media content, or simply need an informational site for reference purposes, can see great benefits in responsive design, while businesses that rely on more intricate or interactive web designs will see far better results by developing for individual platforms (e.g., desktop, mobile, tablet).

Read more via Responsive Design: Not So Simple – Website Magazine

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For those of us who create websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build for all of them.

“According to the Pew Research Center, 60% of tablet users prefer reading news on the mobile web than via an app. While I think media companies should certainly offer apps, it’s clear that having a great mobile website should be the priority.”

Read more of Peter Cashmore’s article: Why 2013 Is the Year of Responsive Web Design.