If you've heard someone describe a website as being "Responsive," it doesn't mean the site's owner is quick to answer emailed questions or that it loads fast.
In terms of design, a "Responsive" website is one that is made to adapt to the size of the viewers screen and provide a consistent experience across different devices. As more people are viewing websites on mobile devices, it's become more important for web designers to make sure their pages seen there don't cut off photos, shift text to places where it's unreadable or commit other sins against readability. Some web-hosting sites such as Squarespace offer templates that are responsive by default.
If you're on a website that adjusts the size of photos when you resize a window or that has a slightly different, but perfectly functional design when viewed on different devices, you're probably looking at a website with responsive design.
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