Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design is becoming a standard way to design websites as the Internet becomes faster and cleaner. Its important to understand that responsive web design is a collection of designing methods that make a web page respond and adapt quickly to change. Let’s see it in action. Open this article on a desktop browser and slowly make the browser thinner. You should see the layout adjust itself to more comfortably fit the new width of the browser, even if you make the page as skinny as the screen of your mobile phone. Here are some screenshots of what my blog page looks like as I make the browser smaller:

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Today there are so many devices that are able to host web browsers, from a desktop to a mobile phone and now even wearables. This changing landscape of web browsers has lead to changing user expectations. People expect to be able to browse the web on their phones just as easily as they browse the web on a laptop. Now, if you don’t have a mobile version of your webpage, you are behind on the times.

So what goes into making your webpage responsive?

Fluid Grids

Instead of designing a layout based on rigid pixels or percentage values, a fluid grid is more carefully designed in terms of proportions. This way, when a layout is squeezed onto a tiny mobile device or stretched across a huge screen, all of the elements in the layout will resize their widths in relation to one another.

It is crazy to think how much coding and design work goes behind a webpage that looks so simple. Now imagine holograms becoming more easily accessable to the marketplace. The screen resolution size can be as big or as little and in an unlimited amount of shapes and volumes as you desire. Responsive web design is going to have to go beyond today’s average rectangular screen resolutions. This is why it is important to adapt to these trends as they become a necessary standard with evolving technology.

Sierra Dawn

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