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Technical features of Responsive Design

Responsive design , also known as RWD, is a technique for web design where a website is constructed to offer the finest viewing experience throughout an array of devices such as laptop, desktop, tablet and mobile phone. That includes simple navigation and clear reading with a nominal amount of panning, resizing, and scrolling.

1. Media queries

A responsive website design makes use of CSS3 media queries to modify the structure to the viewing platform together with fluid ratio-based grids and adjustable images. Media queries enable the site to employ distinct CSS style guidelines depending on the attributes of the gadget the page is being viewed on, most often the browser width.

2. Versatile grid-based layout

The fluid grid principle requires page element measurements to use relative or comparative units such as EMs or percentages, instead of points or pixels, which are absolute units.

3. Adjustable images and media

Images on responsive websites are flexible. They are measured in relative units like percentages so that they won’t exceed the size of any screen and won’t display outside of it.

Indeed, a responsive design  needs all three technical features. The real key is making adjustments to be able to meet the person’s needs and the gadget's functionality. Assume that a mobile phone user is viewing the website on a compact screen. Keeping the person’s needs in mind does not only suggest adjusting the content to the size of the screen. 

It also signifies the need to think about what that user will check first when browsing the site. From there, lay out the content appropriately. It is also possible to present the details in some other order. 

Do not presume that the user will not want to gain access to all of the contents on the website just because he is using a mobile device. It may be necessary to modify the fonts or discussion areas for the users to respond more easily to a touch screen device. Each one of these elements has an effect on responsive design.

Cellular devices may be modifying the screen setting due to the launch of increasingly more gadgets with small-sized screens. Yet, never forget about what is taking place at the opposite end of the spectrum. Some screens are also becoming bigger and bigger at present. The need to serve the two segments must never discourage the web designers to be innovative and advanced on either size of screens.


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