Like most travel sites today, providing a great mobile experience to users is increasingly important. Just two years ago, mobile devices represented just 13% of visits to Rome2rio.com. Today they represent 33% of visits, with desktop representing 54% and tablet representing 13%.
In 2012 we launched a responsive design which employed @media CSS tags to mold Rome2rio’s desktop design onto the smaller display. The resulting experience was passable but not optimal.
The screenshots below provide a comparison between the old and new interface for mobile visitors:
In the process of developing the mobile site, we took the opportunity to refine parts of our desktop site. For example, we refreshed the hotel view, left rail itineraries and transit details panel.
We also made some improvements to Rome2rio’s multi-hop interface, which is perhaps the most complex part of the site’s design:
Some aspects of the new design have yet to ship and will roll out over the next month or two. These include more mobile friendly configuration menus and auto-complete inputs.
Chris on our team created a short guide to the new mobile interface:
We hope you enjoy the new design and find Rome2rio even more useful for planning journeys and reviewing itineraries whilst on the road.