Designing a Responsive Website
What is a Responsive Website?
Imagine that it is the late 90’s, and you are browsing the internet – well sort of. Your desktop screen is the same size as everyone else’s, and network speed is antagonisingly slow. Your webpage is going to take twenty minutes to open, so you make yourself some coffee to pass the time. Nobody cares about the fact that it is so slow because they do not know what a faster network can do. So, website design was easy and no one really had to worry about the best.
Fast track a couple of years to 2021 – now you just blink, and your webpage is up. Faster networks have really made a difference! However, with these faster networks designing a website has become an intricate complexity of html and the likes.
Today a responsive website must work on an array of platforms and be quick and responsive. In a word – instantaneous. Designing a responsive website is paramount for usability.
What can you use to design a responsive website?
Ethan Marcotte in his article A list Apart provided the basic idea of web design. This lent itself to the idea of responsive architectural design, in which you suit a space to the number of people passing through it.
In the case of responsive web design, codes must be implemented in the case that someone is browsing on their iPhone, android, or tablet. The website must work on different display resolutions and devices. Part of the solution to accommodating for various devices lies in flexibility – enabling font, image size, and layout to change instead of having the design fixed.
After Design, how can You Maintain a Responsive Website?
Obviously, you will need professional web designers to maintain and test various aspects of your website. Reputable web developers tend to look at an array of issues such as web speed optimisation, CSS, and HTML to maintain websites.
In designing and maintaining websites, ensuring responsiveness means that attention must be paid to various factors. This is because web design is an intricate process. To ensure long term functionality, periodic check ups are recommended. This is because errors such as bugs can lead to the gradual break down of your website and impact responsiveness.
How to Get Your Responsive Website
Improving your website’s responsiveness has numerous benefits. These benefits range from improving business efficacy to improving the user experience for clients.
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