“Web design is responsive design. Responsive web design is web design, done right.” (Andy Clarke)
Responsive design = Small + Medium + Large
Almost all customers need a mobile version for their website. After all, this is essential. One design for tablets, one for BlackBerry, another for iPhone, netbook etc. – and all resolutions must be compatible as well.
In the coming years, we should create websites for “n” inventions. And this madness will not stop. In web design and web development, we can quickly get to the point where we can no longer keep up with the endless number of new resolutions and devices. For many websites, creating a website for each resolution and device may be impossible or at least not practical. Do we have to suffer the consequences of losing visitors that use a certain type of device?
Actually, there is a solution – responsive design.
In 2010, Ethan Marcotte introduced for the first time the concept of Responsive Design in the Responsive Web Design article, published on A List Apart. The article refers to the possibility of adapting a website to the different resolutions and devices on which it is displayed (laptops, PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones etc.), without suffering any degradation.
Responsive design has proven to be very useful for those who have to make multiple versions of the site so it can be accessed from different devices. Thus, the site recognizes the type of device on which it is displayed and automatically adapts the user’s preferences depending on the device used. Building the site in multiple versions became unnecessary, resulting in a significant reduction of time and, implicitly, lower costs.
Responsive design > Characteristics
This type of design uses flexible layouts, flexible images, CSS and media queries. Concluding, the purpose of the responsive design is to create websites that detect the size and orientation of the screen on which it is viewed and change the layout accordingly. Responsive design uses the x and y coordinates and mathematical percentages for images instead of fixed-dimensional parameters.
Only a few years ago, when flexible layouts were almost a luxury for websites, the only things that were flexible were text and layout columns (structural elements). The images could easily degrade the layouts, and even the flexible elements degraded the shape of the layout. Flexible layouts were not so flexible. They could drop or add a few hundred pixels, but most of the time, they could not adjust to desktop or laptop, for example.
Now we can make websites really flexible. Images can be adjusted automatically and layouts are not altered. Although it may not be a definitive solution, it provides us with many more options.
Excellent user experience
Recommended by Google
This is because the responsive sites have only one URL and the same HTML, regardless of the device they are accessing, making it easier and more efficient for Google to index and organize the content.
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