All you need to know about Responsive Website Design

Posted Sep 13th, 2013 in Tips, Technology

All you need to know about Responsive Website Design

You've probably heard the term 'Responsive Website Design' recently and wondered, "What is that?" Well today I am going to bring some clarity to the topic...

Before I get started, I should point out this post is not intended for my peers. You guys already know this stuff. This is for everyone else. The non-web geeks that have heard the term but aren't entirely sure what it's all about. 

Simply put, Responsive Website Design describes websites that 'respond' to their environment. This means that regardless of how you're viewing the website (desktop PC, tablet or smart phone), the website will always look great. No more 'pinching' and 'zooming' to read content!

Day by day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your site grows. Responsive web design represents a fundamental shift in how we'll build websites for the decade to come.

Jeffrey Veen

Who's designing responsive websites it in Niagara?

Lately I've been bumping into more and more skilled web designers in Niagara that are able to deliver a responsive websites. The big shift in this industry is that it is really separating the professionals from the amateurs. Building a responsive website is a bit of an art. It requires a mix of programming skill, creativity, and user experience knowledge. Just because you know how to make a responsive website doesn't mean the experience will be enjoyable for the visitor.

A couple samples...

You can test this website (Pixel Perfect) on your different devices or head over to CMSIntelligence to see the responsiveness.

Hopefully this brings a little clarity to the topic. These days all the websites I design use this technology and in my opinion, if you're having a new website developed this is a must have. Traditional fixed width websites are a thing of the past and not a great investment if you're looking for something new.

– Larry

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