The birth of the internet was marked on January 1, 1983 with the adoption of the TCP I/P protocol by the ARPANET. However, the day Tim Berners Lee invented a huge web of networks titled the World Wide Web was the day the internet grew up and flew out into the world. Since then, neither have the gadgets nor the internet has looked back on the advancing technology. The once stationary internet has now become ubiquitous and is accessible to everyone, thanks to laptops, mobile phones and tablets.
It was a phenomenal day in history when the internet usage from mobile devices exceeder that from desktops in November 2016. According to data on statcounter.com, 51.3% of users had accessed the internet from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as compared to 48.7% users from stationary computing platforms. As of June 2017, the data is fairly steady (and is rising , in fact ) with mobile phones accounting for 53% of platforms for internet usage. Tablets make up for 5% and other devices such as desktops for 42% of the platforms accounting for the total internet usage.
Perhaps the reason why desktops and other stationary platforms are becoming less popular these days is because of their bulkiness, inflexibility and immobility. Even though the bulky broadband has been replaced by neat underground wiring and routers have introduced mobility up to a certain distance, they still don't offer the advantages that phones do. For one, having the internet on you phone is as good as having the internet on your palm. At any time, the user can pull out a phone and access the worldwide information database within a matter of seconds. Mobile data packages have become very cheap. Many of the providers provide schemes on a pay-per-use basis. Some apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are best enjoyed on mobile devices.
Such is the impact of mobile devices on small and large websites, businesses and blogs that admins and developers need to start focusing on designing websites and applications according to mobile usage. Web pages need to be optimized automatically for mobile devices. There need to be quick download, upload and share links on web pages. All these changes are vital to ensure that businesses are keeping up with the rising influence of mobile internet usage in the market.