Responsive Web Design – Creating One to Help Users Keep up With Newest Devices
The website design industry is continuously evolving, be it imposing photographic backdrops, large header visuals, or the implementation of cutting-edge technologies like jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3. In light of changing trends, it becomes imperative for designers like me to stay tuned with changing trends. One such trend is responsive web design .
The concept of responsive web page creation is the concept of designing and coding sites in a manner that the layout alters depending on the gadget or viewport on which pages are viewed by users. Gone are the days when PCs were the sole gadgets that were used by developers and designers. With the advent of high-end smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and laptops, it’s obvious that I will feel intrigued to carry out some of the designing tasks using my tablet.
We are living in an era when things are made simple with technologically advanced gadgets. As a professional, my onus lies in simplifying the internet browsing experience for visitors so that information can be viewed or accessed clearly and conveniently. Irrespective of the device and screen dimensions, users should have the liberty to browse via their preferred medium.
Responsive web design primarily focuses on ideas and techniques, and the two essential techniques are media queries and flexible grids.
When I commenced designing, Photoshop was the tool that I used, and ensured that each page component has pixel perfect dimensions. Thereafter, the layout is translated into code built on pixels. This ensures the visibility of the site on all gadgets, but not that conveniently. Therefore, a credible solution is required that is more fluid and helps in retaining the proportional values. Proportional value plays a significant role in making page layout responsive.
To make responsive web design effective, CSS3 media queries go together with flexible grids. A media query helps you get details about the device or viewport from which a visitor is viewing a site and it targets a specific screen dimension by applying definite CSS styles.
Targeting more number of resolutions implies spending more effort and time. However, a lot depends on what client wants and whether aiming every resolution is a requirement or not.