Responsive web design features

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Previously, web designers created different pages for each platform, such as tablet vs. laptop. The content on each individual webpage was tailored to optimize the viewing experience on that particular device.

 

Responsive Web Design has changed all that and revolutionized the way people look at the internet. It creates one single experience that reaches across all platforms, allowing us to view the same web page on either PC, smartphone, or notebook, in the exact same way. When a designer builds a site, they use the same coding on multiple resolutions, giving every device the same degree of functionality.

In technical terms, there are basically three key features to this sort of operation. The secret ingredient is most generally considered to be media queries. A media quire is a filter added to the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) that alters the look and feel of every individual page. CSS is an extremely useful tool for designers, but tagging on media queries allows the process of resizing, rendering, and orienting the page to be far simpler.

Another cornerstone of responsive design is the flexibility. The layout is based on a grid formation, which makes it ideal for formatting margins, positioning the key elements of your page, and being sure that your spacing is correct. This allows the designer to throw off the limitations and requirements of having a certain number of columns. Instead, they can choose to have as many or as few as is ideal for the website page. In addition, this flexible layout removes the necessity to work out the layout and text sizes based on pixels.

The third component of responsive design is the use of CSS. This can create a dynamic resizing option, flexible images and videos, and other content. This enables text to be altered seamlessly, even as the containment area resizes. In order to use this technique across more complex sections, however, a web designer will incorporate different procedures. Dynamic resizing allows a designer much greater control of the web page and how it behaves. It enables them to add and remove components as needed, allowing for a truly comprehensive design.

With all these options available to you and your business, it means your customers will be able to enjoy a feeling of familiarity, regardless of what device they are currently using. Or, regardless of what device they might be using later on in the future.

If you have ever had the experience of accessing a website that was nearly impossible to navigate without shrinking and enlarging the texts, links, or buttons, then you should understand the importance of incorporating responsive design into your webpage.

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