Posted by: admin • 27 May, 2013 0
As mobile devices are expected to outpace desktops in the coming years and the screen size varies considerably from device to device, looking for a solution that works across devices and screen sizes comes naturally.
What is responsive design?
As defined by Wikipedia, Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience – easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling – across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).
RWD provides better content organisation for smaller screens whilst improving the speed of the site.
How does it work?
The main elements of a RWD are media queries, the fluid grid and flexible images.
In a nutshell, media queries allow the page to use different styles based on the device the page is loaded on. The fluid grid deals with percentage for width and height rather than absolute units (like pixels or points). Flexible images are optimized and resized proportionally.
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What are the advantages of RWD?
There are many advantages to implementing your website using a RWD. Here’s just a few:
- Save a considerable amount of money compared to using mobile apps or device specific websites (ie one site for mobile phones, another one for tablet PC’s and yet a different one for desktops and laptops) by designing once for all screen sizes
- Reduce maintenance costs by applying changes to only one website instead of different websites for different devices
- Provide mobile users with the richer content, normally available only on desktops and laptops
- Increase the number of mobile visitors and their time spent on the website by improving user experience
- SEO – avoid split traffic and increase visibility. Reduce the amount of work required for promoting your site in the search engines and eliminate possible redirection errors
- Reorganise content for smaller screens to make it more readable and provide users with better functionality
Can my existing website be made responsive?
The general answer is No. Some newer websites may be flexible enough to be made responsive. If your website is more than 4-5 years old, you should consider an upgrade anyway. Make sure you ask for a responsive design.
If you would like to update your website, then making it mobile friendly is the only logical thing to do. Get more information about the responsive web design and development services we offer by contacting us today.
Sample Responsive Websites
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