You may not have the definition of responsive design (or responsive web design) on the tip of your tongue, but you’ve certainly experienced its benefits when viewing an email or website on your smartphone.
Responsive web design is defined as “crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience – easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones.” (Wikipedia)
Simply put, responsive design ensures that a web page or email displays correctly and functions properly regardless of the device you’re using.
It’s not just websites and email that need to be responsive – this also translates over to the software GUI and web-based portals.
Too many devices for a single approach
While the traditional desktop computer is still widely used, we also have an abundance of mobile devices with varying screen sizes, browsers and operating systems.
The way people work has also changed because of these devices. Your team isn’t sitting at a desk the entire time they’re at work, and they often work when away from the office. This trend towards mobility applies to your customers as well.
This makes the use of responsive design essential for the software GUI and web-based portals. The GUI or portal site must display properly, offer the same experience, and function properly on a desktop, or mobile device. Your customers are using these to do business, and should be able to navigate and perform tasks with ease – regardless of device.
AirSembly 2.0 – Born responsive!
From the moment we envisioned AirSembly 2.0, responsive design was at the forefront. After all, AirSembly is not just for viewing reports, virtual machine data and sales information – it’s for selling, managing, provisioning and billing of cloud services. As such we’ve taken great care to ensure full usability on any device.
As in the image below, you can trust that your AirSembly experience will be properly resized for the device you’re using, no app needed.
How responsiveness helps our partners
We know that our partners aren’t tethered to a workstation 24/7. You and your team are increasingly mobile, and your customers don’t follow a 9-5 schedule.If you need to react to a request or issue quickly, you can do so; performing the same tasks on a smart phone as you would on a desktop.
Need to send a customer a quote or check on an invoice from your tablet? Go for it!
Your customers benefit too.
If you’re selling direct, your customers also benefit from AirSembly’s responsive design. They can manage VMs, see their consumption, or order a new service whenever it suits them…with no app to download.
If you resell through channel partners, the branding and colors they’ve put in place will look good on any device. They don’t need to create a separate mobile storefront or do anything special. We’ve taken care of it.
Responsive design – one more way AirSembly delivers as your complete cloud management platform.
Not already using AirSembly?
If you’d like to learn more about AirSembly and how we help cloud service providers easily resell their cloud services, we invite you to contact us today.