To define a responsive website design – a responsive website is compatible on all devices. Why do we need responsive designs? With the invention of mobile phones and hand held devices internet usage has crossed all boundaries. Accessibility being the key to customer engagement, it was essential to provide the user with website designs that they can see on the go and on any device. So, it has become increasingly necessary to build websites that will respond to users’ needs at their convenience. Thus evolved the need for RWD – Responsive Website Design. A responsive web design acknowledges the users’ query on any device.
A responsive web design is also adaptive. Responsive and adaptive are closely related. With responsive we mean, the design reciprocates and provides essential information promptly. And with adaptive we mean the versatility of the website to adjust itself to any device environment. Responsive website for devices are aimed at providing optimal viewership, interactiveness, easy navigation, readership, panning, resizing and scrolling.
For example, mobile responsive web designs are created to harmonize with hand-held devices. A responsive website for devices enhances customer assurance towards the product.
The Technology Behind it
Broadly, the technology used in creating responsive web designs are HTML5, CSS3 in combination with CSS Media Queries. Bootstrap is a framework which is stable with a combination of HTML5, CSS and JS framework to enable development of responsive, mobile first projects.
A responsive Web Design Company uses Bootstrap to enhance the quality of display and responsiveness of a website.
Bootstrap is one of the most popular front-end development framework used by web designers across the globe.
1. One of the biggest advantages of Bootstrap is the speed of development due to its ready-to-use blocks of code. It enables cross-browser compatibility saving on many hours of coding.
2. Bootstrap also facilitates mobile responsiveness with an extremely fluid grid layout. The grid layout allows dynamic adjustment of screen resolutions. It consists of 12-column grids and both fixed and fluid grids are available. Besides, Nesting and Offsetting of columns is possible for both grid layouts.
3. Styling for HTML elements and existence of pre-styled components make Bootstrap a preferred CSS framework. Fundamental HTML elements such as Code, Typography, Tables, Forms, Images, Icons and buttons are styled and enhanced for the basic requirements of a website such as lists, buttons, headings, tables, etc. Pre-styled, customized list of components such as Button Groups, Drop-downs, Breadcrumbs, Navigation Bar, Alerts, Progress Bar, Alerts and much more are available.
We attempt to create an all-device, mobile responsive design using global protocols. By applying the existing framework, we also attempt to extend customization in accordance to client requirements.
The process in creating a responsive website design for devices can include:
A handful of media queries is supported in a single file making your projects compatible with several screen resolutions and devices. For mobile-friendly operation, different responsive utility classes are used to show or hide content on a device.
A responsive web design adjusts to user behavior and environment based on platform, the size of the screen and the orientation. It thus improves user experience and an answer to the mobile world.
We would like to thank the back-end technical team for their valuable time and contribution to enlighten us about their process and in making every project a success.