Google is a strong advocate for responsive design. Mashable named 2013 “The Year of Responsive Design,” but is responsive web design actually the answer to boosting mobile conversions? 2012 was a milestone year in the consumer devices market. For the first time since 2001, PC sales were lower than they were the previous year, and tablet sales are expected to top laptop PC sales for the first time in 2013. In addition, Nielsen reports that 55% of U.S. mobile subscribers own smartphones, and 2 out of 3 Americans opt for a smartphone instead of a feature phone when purchasing a new mobile.