Mobile phones and tablets are making their way into the mainstream of average consumers. As such, a considerable percentage of media consumption takes place on mobile devices of various sizes, resolutions, and models. This creates a challenge for website designers to develop websites that will look good on any device. Responsive Website Design creates websites that will respond to the screen size, resolution, platform, and orientation of the device. Here are five steps to developing a Responsive Website Design
1. HTML & CCS
On a responsive website, the use of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) defines the content and structure of the webpage. Furthermore, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) modifies the design and display of the HTML elements to create the foundation for a responsive website. These can be combined with media queries.
2. Media Queries
Media queries are a part of CSS. These factors allow your content to adapt. For example, this includes the various screen sizes and resolutions of different desktops, tablets, or smartphones.
3. Fluid Layouts
Part of a good responsive website design is the use of fluid layouts. For example, it is no longer practical to set a static value for each HTML element. However, using fluid layouts in your design you can create dynamic values. Meaning percentages of the viewing screen width to determine HTML element values.
4. Flexbox Layout
Flexbox layout allows for even more dynamic and flexible design options. This allows developers to lay out multiple elements in a pleasing way. Moreover, It does this even if the size of the contents within the element is unknown.
5. Responsive Images
Images can be scaled using techniques of fluid layouts, but this requires each user to download the full-sized image, even when viewing on a small display like a smartphone. Consider different image sizes that are available, with smaller images being selected if the display size is small.
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Chesapeake Digital Solutions can assist you with the design and functionality of your website, creating a responsive website for your company, and ensuring your users can easily obtain the information they require regardless of what platform they are using.