What is a Responsive Web Design?
Responsive web design is the norm these days. A business owner must ensure that his website is accessible to different types of devices, such as tablets, computers, laptops and mobile phones. A website that has a responsive web design can easily adapt to the screen, thus, there is no need to pinch or zoom the screen so as to view the content efficiently. Also, the need of creating another version for tablets and mobiles is eliminated because your website can handle all these devices.
We all know that mobile devices are being improved these days, whereas manufacturers include several features that make users’ daily living easier. No need to carry a laptop all the time just to check emails or browse the internet as these tasks may be accomplished using mobile phones. Years back, browsing the internet using a mobile phone was really a hard thing to do as texts and images’ quality were affected. Because of that, people who cannot view a website well would rather leave and find something that can provide them a better experience. Probable sales were halted. To provide solution to such problem, responsive web design has been developed to attend to these issues conveniently.
How to Make a Responsive Web Design?
Making a responsive web design requires skills and knowledge to prevent any UI problems. In such design, fluid grid is incorporated. It is beyond the traditional liquid layout as a web design needs to be altered according to its terms of proportion, not just by basing on the rigid pixels or arbitrary percentage values. If done appropriately, the images and other contents are automatically resized in relation to one another, whether it is being used on huge or tiny screens.
However, you should not only focus on the fluid grid as sometimes, a website gets some problem when being viewed on very small mobile phones. Because of the innovations and developments being incorporated on the responsive web design, this has been attended to by using the media queries.
Through media queries, a website owner can deem to eliminate information that is less important so that the website can easily adapt to a user’s viewport size. When the media queries were not yet released, as mentioned above, some websites were very hard to view using mobile phones as zooming in and out, and panning, can be vastly affected. But with media queries, such problems have been attended to; therefore, it gets more viewable no matter what device is being used.
The only downside about the media queries is that although eliminated or transferred information seems to be not important, not all people think such way. What if a visitor is exactly looking for what has been eliminated or transferred? The viewing experience lengthens, which may be frustrating, especially if the information cannot be found instantly.
If your website does not have a responsive web design, you must start investing on it as soon as possible. A good web designer who has ample experiences and skills about such advancement will help you reach the maximum benefits it could provide. With that, you can successfully acquire your return on investment (ROI) in no time.
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