The world of today is ultra modern and there is major shift in the consumption habits of visitors on websites. People are able to utilize and explore knowledge that is available online from various devices. With the tremendous increase in use of mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones, we have millions of different sized screens for which we need to build adaptable designs. This also means that we need to cater for users who do not have super fast wi-fi.
WHAT THIS MEANS?
Web browsers use technology that can use the same web application or website to display them fast and easy on computer screens and as well as on tablets and other mobile devices. Responsive web design uses ‘Media Queries’ to intelligently sense the resolution of device being served. Website layouts can alter depending on the screen size.
Fluid grids are the backbone of responsive web design. A fluid grid is a flexible based layout that uses CSS media queries for positioning which can alter to suit the screen size.
WHAT BENEFITS DOES IT BRING?
- Responsive web design has flexibility to be operated on various devices like desktop or mobile or tablet and even TV’s.
- Responsive web design saves time, energy and money in terms of fast and easy access or usage of application available on web site with browser support.
- E commerce website revenues get boosted as they reach larger masses due to responsive web design.
There is now a fundamental shift in how websites are being built and the focus will be on responsive web design as the number of devices, platforms and browsers that connect with your website are enormously growing and will continue to do so for the next decade.