Besides mobile phones and computers, these days internet can also be accessed via various size tablets, smart tv’s and gaming consoles. It is just not feasible to make a websites for each and every one of them. Even now, according to Mongoose Metrics, only around 9% of the total numbers of required mobile websites are up and running. Won’t it be simpler to have just a single website that could work everywhere? Responsive web design technology does exactly this.
What is Responsive Web Design?
A website that is designed to established standards laid down for responsive web designing will be able to adopt its design and layout to fit the specifications of the device calling it. It does this by dynamically adopting to different screen sizes and by reformatting the positioning and look of the constituent elements of the website.
So what may appear to be a website with large images spread through three columns on a computer screen, will appear to have smaller images in a single column on a mobile screen. All of this does not need multiple codes written for each type of device. A single set of code which accepts various specification parameters from the device will do the job. CSS3 is used to give the generated website the desired look and feel.
Responsive web design is built around three main elements.
- Fluid grids
- luid images
- Media Queries
Featured Client Project:
Now that we have explained what a responsive website can do, lets take a closer look at one of our recently completed client projects that is utilizing this new technology: http://www.accelerom.com (Be sure to resize your browser window to see the effect in action)
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