A website that automatically adjusts it’s style and layout to suit the device it’s being viewed on e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android etc.
Craft websites to provide an optimal viewing experience with responsive website design
Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Their sales numbers may top notebooks next year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity — according to Nielsen, the majority of Australian and U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones, not feature phones.
Meanwhile, the shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed.
In simple terms, a responsive web design uses “media queries” to figure out what resolution of device it’s being displayed. Flexible images and fluid grids then size correctly to fit the screen. If you’re viewing this article on a desktop browser, for example, try making your browser window smaller. The images and content column will shrink, then the sidebar will disappear altogether. On our homepage, you’ll see the layout shrink from three columns, to two columns, to a singular column of content
The point of creating responsive sites is to create functional (and hopefully optimal) user experiences for the growing number of web-enabled devices and contexts.
It’s about creating the best experience for your customers so they can learn more about how you can help them.