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Rent.com launches responsive website

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Rent.com, the nation's largest online rental search engine, has launched a new website incorporating a responsive design. Rent.com executives say they've seen a steady increase in mobile traffic and they are aiming to deliver the best user experience possible across multiple screen sizes. Rent.com worked with the Filament Group, a Boston based web development firm specializing in responsive web design. The Filament Group was responsible for the front-end development of the Boston Globe's responsive design that launched last year, a high-profile project that captured the imagination of the design community. The new website incorporates new features such as a "search nearby" function that pinpoints a users current location and serves up rental listings in the general vicinity. The site also includes more ways to sort and view search results as well as "activity tracking," which enables users to save and favorite property listings to the platforms MyRent fea...