What Is Responsive Web Design And Why You Should Care
Since the rise of smart phones, tablets and notebooks the world has been flooded with various sized mobile devices. So in order to adapt, those in web development need to embrace new methods of presenting data to multiple sized screens – all at the one time. Thus was born the term ‘responsive web design’. Responsive Web Design has developed over the past few years to become a device agnostic approach to delivering content to users. From a mobile browser on an iPhone all the way up to a HDTV, responsive websites are able to adjust their appearance based on screen dimensions. We can no longer design for a desktop screen with the number of devices and different screen sizes that are available today and also those that will come tomorrow. Google has officially recommended responsive web design as their first configuration for building smartphone optimized websites.
You can tell if a website has responsive design by reducing the browser window on your desktop PC to different sizes. Try matching the size of the many different devices. So that’s where the fun begins.