Responsive Web Design
It was not too long ago when designers didn’t need to worry about how their websites looked on mobile phones or tablet PCs. Phone were not practical for web viewing and before iPad, tablets were more of a novelty than an essential.
Of course all that has changed by the time and most designers agree that in the next few years, likely that mobile browsing will overtake desktop browsing and will dominate the web.
As screen sizes ever changing and will probably be changing in the future as well as new devices coming out from manufacturers workshops designers can forget about the well-known old ways of design and create responsive layouts for web devices will be a must.
The Main Concept of Responsive Web Design
When responsive web design comes to play the content and the layout of the web site adapts to the size of the screen which has been viewed. It means when a responsive design displayed on smaller screen size e.g. mobile phones or tablet PCs the layout and the main elements are changing their sizes as well.
Three key technical features are the heart of responsive Web design:
- Media queries and media query listeners
- A flexible grid-based layout that uses relative sizing
- Flexible images and media, through dynamic resizing or CSS
Truly responsive Web design requires all three features to be implemented.
Not everything shown on a PC site can fit reasonably onto a mobile web page, where space is short and every pixel counts. It's important to reduce the amount of content shown on the mobile-optimised version.
Only include the most important content or features. Low priority content that can be removed might include content or links that are outside of the main content area, such content typically found in the right hand columns of standard web pages.
Mobile websites should be much focused. This makes them easier to read and move around, as well as quicker to load on devices that can sometimes have slow Internet connection speeds.
There are multiple mobile devices on the market and the main problem is the numbers of mobile browsers exists. Web developers designing their website for users but coding them for browsers, which means those codes could be translated differently by various browsers. There are of course wide variety of new technology to build responsive web design.
Here at Mezora Design we are prepared to complete our clients’ needs and we can provide beautiful looking mobile ready websites upon request. We use variety of content management systems and also use HTML5 to complete such a request.
Please feel free to request a quote if you are in need for a responsive website.