The use of mobile devices to surf websites is growing at an enormous pace, but most websites are not optimized for such mobile devices. There is a constraint of display size on mobile devices, as a different approach is required on how the content is laid out on mobile screens. An array of screen sizes are available these days, across phones, tablets and desktops. With newer inventions everyday, screen sizes will keep changing, so it is important that your website adapts to all kinds of screen sizes.
Responsive web design changes the appearance of a website dynamically, depending on the screen size of the device being used. The technology uses breakpoints to determine how the layout of the website will appear: one design is used above and another below that breakpoint. The breakpoints are usually based on the width of the browser.
The same HTML serves to all devices, using CSS (which decides the layout of web page), for changing the appearance of a page. Rather than creating separate websites and comparable code base for big-screen monitors, laptops, desktops, phones and tablets, a single code base supports users with different viewports. Page elements reshuffle in responsive design, as the viewport shrinks or grows. A three-column desktop design may change to two-column for a tablet and for a smartphone the same may change to a single column. In a responsive web design, proportion-based grids are relied upon to rearrange the content and design elements.
Responsive website services by Siteadda, includes following services :
- Designing responsive website layouts.
- Designing personalized website features.
- Designing unique artworks and graphics.
- Creating database driven web applications.
- Building mobile friendly systems with advanced location integration.
- Developing unique presentations/slide shows and social networking integration.
Responsive web design is fast becoming an industry standard and Siteadda plans to be on the cutting edge of this new practice. If you have an existing website that has to be converted to a responsive design, or create a responsive site from scratch, contact us to discuss further!