"Responsive" means that the text on a web page reconfigures itself on different screen sizes. So instead of content being shrunk to an unreadable size on a smaller device and requiring the user to pinch/zoom to read the text, the text on a responsive page will be reformatted to fit the device's screen and remain readable. Users will still scroll vertically to read the content, but not horizontally, making the pages usable on smaller devices.
See the example on the right that shows how a responsive version can reformat the text so that the reader doesn't have to scroll both vertically and horizontally
To manage cost and timing, we recommend an approach where key sections of your document (summaries, introduction letters, etc.) are converted to responsive while the rest of the document is left in the traditional format. This approach is cost-effective and still provides your digital investor with a good experience on their devices.
See the Darling Ingredients and Huon Aquaculture Group examples below to see examples of companies who have adopted this approach. Notice how the beginning of the document is responsive, but further pages later in the document are in the traditional format. As an example of a full conversion, Criteo's document was made fully responsive by reworking the entire document from the ground up.