The term “responsive theme” is exactly what it sounds like. It is a theme that has been created to be easily accessible, useable and viewable on multiple devices, from numerous platforms and virtually any screen resolution. This means the theme automatically adjusts how it looks and the way it presents some information to viewers based on their device.
Responsive themes provide superior usability and readability on smaller devices, like today’s smartphones. This is an important factor in the design of many websites as the number of people using mobile devices to access the Internet is rapidly increasing. Mobile devices are actually the most commonly used vessel that people use to access Internet.
By having a response theme for your WordPress site, you can eliminate the need for extra plugins, add-ons or themes. Prior to responsive themes, web designers would have to create a website for each platform to ensure all potential users could view their content. This meant one mobile site for iPhones, another for Android and so on and so forth. Responsive themes streamlined the approach to website creation. This, in turn, maximizes the user experience while simplifying the design aspect for the owner.