Responsive Web Design

Responsive websites are ideal for viewing your site on all devices. They are setup to intelligently re-order the elements on your web pages so that they are optimised for viewing on smart phones, tablets and any other web enabled devices which will obviously still work perfectly on your computer screen as well.

With more and more people using smart phones and tablets it is more important than ever to make sure your sites are responsive. Provide your customers with the best possible user experience so you don’t lose out on traffic.

Making your site appealing on all devices encourages your end user to spend more time on it which helps convert them into customers.

When designing a responsive site it’s best to start by creating your CSS code for the smaller device because this is what will be referenced first. Once you have the code written for the smaller screen it can then be modified for use on tablets and larger screens.

Bearing in mind that the elements will need to grow or shrink to different sizes, the visuals and code need to be prepared in a particular way. When prepping the visual artwork in Photoshop or Illustrator, responsive coding should be taken into consideration. Carefully creating visual elements (like tiled areas) that scale proportionally to different sizes is important when planning your structure and layout. All these points are vital for designing a clean, well ordered and responsive website.

Help your website grow (or shrink) through responsive web design.

Responsive websites was last modified: November 19th, 2014 by Steve Cartwright