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Lessons learnt from Responsive Design coding

With more than several years that passed since the term “responsive web design” was coined, various site analysts and designers have learned how to tackle web layouts and design to make websites flexible and adaptable to multiple platforms.

This is considered to be essential nowadays since consumers are more apt to access the web through various mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.  If you are considering making your site responsive to multiple devices, there are 4 things to consider:

1. Multiple Inputs

Every device with internet connectivity in existence now has a very different way of letting you surf through the internet. From the precise mouse, the human finger, styluses, and a wide range of device interfaces, you have to consider the way through which consumers and users might surf your site when redesigning and coming up with a responsive web design.  In essence, what is quick and satisfying in one medium should not be watered-down or frustrating in another.

2. User Satisfaction    

Though this can be regrettable, the reality is that browsing through the internet is not a quick and easy affair for some individuals.  This means that you need to consider support for individuals who are (surprisingly) still using outdated browsers. 

Another big issue with handheld devices is that browsing a site in them could be somewhat clumsy. 
Make sure that you web layout does not fall into long standing mobile problems like clumsy navigation and long text scrolls. Always bear in mind that the less you test a user’s patience, the better their experience with the site would be.

3. Clever Condensation

Sure, responsive web design is about making your site all the more practical, but why can’t it be fun? There are tons of web developers out there who put a lot of hidden secrets in their site that can only be viewed in the resized versions. By putting thoughtful nuances here and there when condensing, you are making it public that you are aware of the needs of your loyal visitors and are trying to give back to them.

4. Keep Things Flexible

The truth is that no web developer can ever plan for innovations that may come in the future. But if you consider flexibility as the foundation of your site’s design, future changes would not be too much of a problem for you. By clearly defining your site’s purposes and objectives, you can approach new developments in responsive web design confidently and enthusiastically. 

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