What is Responsive Website Design

Over the years designers have realised the ever-changing nature of devices, orientations, screen sizes and browsers and found the need for creating adaptive, fluid and flexible websites.

A different approach for mobile site design

The idea was that rather than responding to the need for adapting the desktop website version to the screen resolutions most commonly found, the issue must be approached in another way. This resulted in the use of fluid and flexible layouts that would adapt to any type of screen.

The three core concepts of responsive website design

Responsive website design includes three core technical concepts or features:

  • Flexible media and images with CSS or dynamic resizing
  • Grid-based, flexible layout using relative sizing
  • Media query as well as media query listeners

What does responsive website design revolve around?

A true responsive website design would involve the implementation of all the three features listed above. The key here is to adapt to the device capabilities and user needs. This means you will need to think about what your mobile users would need first when they visit your website and then arranging your content accordingly. The fonts might need to be changed and the interaction areas would have to be worked on to ensure that would respond to the touch environment. The pages would have to be designed and resized in such a way that they would fit well on a mobile screen.

Responsive website design means being able to cater to the needs of every type of mobile user with every type of device imaginable, with smaller displays as well as larger displays. With the help of Ignition Media, you can now create an effective, functional responsive website design for your mobile site in order to make the most of your mobile users.

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