Responsive Web Design for Mobile and Tablet
Why is Responsive Web Design So Important?
“With Responsive Web Design, you can create one well-planned site to deliver an optimized experience in context to each device or screen size.”
Responsive Web design is the practice of building websites that display based on screen size, platform and orientation. This consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries.
As the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, the website should have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s preferences. This eliminates the need for a different design and development phase for each new gadget on the market.
With Web users increasingly using mobile devices to browse Web sites and apps, Web designers and developers need to be sure that their creations look as good and work as well on mobile devices as on traditional desktop computers. Whether you design for mobile devices as a primary target or as a nice extra, you can use the power of CSS to ensure that the same content can be accessed across all hardware platforms, from mobile phones to wide-screen high-resolution displays.