What is Responsive Web Design and Why do you need it?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    Beginner’s Guide to Responsive Web Design: http://thinkvitamin.com/design/beginners-guide-to-...

    Introduction to Responsive Web Design: http://www.linkedin.com/news?actionBar=&articleID=...


    How to create flexible sites quickly using standards like CSS and XHTML: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/wa-r...

    Care With Font Size: http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/font-size

    Designing for the Web: Resolution and Size: http://sitepointcom.createsend4.com/t/y/l/ydlyuyd/...

    It’s Not Responsive Web Building, It’s Responsive Web Design: http://www.getfinch.com/finch/entry/its-not-respon...


  • 7 years ago

    Responsive Web design is an approach whereby a designer creates a Web page that “responds to” or resizes itself depending on the type of device it is being seen through. That could be an oversized desktop computer monitor, a laptop, a 10-inch tablet, a 7-inch tablet, or a 4-inch smartphone screen.

    In 2013 Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a very important aspect when you are considering designing or developing a a website – this is due hugely to the growth of smartphones and other mobile devices around the world in last few years. More and more people are using smaller-screen devices (than traditional desktop computers) to access web pages all the time at office or on the go and as a business owner you cannot afford to ignore this trend. The number of people using mobile devices to do all kinds of works on internet will continue to keep growing without exception. That is where the Responsive Web Design (RWD) comes in. If your website does not implement Responsive Web Design technique then you are potentially losing a lot of businesses as chances are that your website looks awful in mobile devices with smaller screen resolutions. - See more at: http://quantumcloud.com/responsive-web-design/

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Responsive design can apply to an entire site or a single page. It is a process of designing so your page/site will look and feel correctly regardless of the device. Responsive design is achieved using media queries in CSS to tell the device which CSS to use based on screen size and the way people are viewing the device (landscape or portrait).

    Smashing Magazine has some good tutorials - http://www.smashingmagazine.com/responsive-web-des...

    Hope this helps,

    Anthony B.

    Biondo Creative LLC - Philadelphia, PA


  • ?
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    I'm going to add a little to previous answers.

    Responsive web design is not just about appearing good on any resolution, it deals more with being responsive. For example, if you are POSTing a form, or running a script to validate a form, it is important to let the user know what is going on.

    A good example of responsive web design is Facebook. When you first load a Facebook page, it will quickly load some static content (like your username and settings bar). If you notice, it quickly displays a loading icon in the areas where posts and comments are going to be. This is the responsive part. On desktop computers, the loading image is gone and the content appears before the user realizes it. But for those with slower internet connections, or using mobile devices, the loading icon lets them know that their content is loading and to be patient.

    This style of web design is considered necessary because it creates a more pleasurable user experience. If your page is large or has dynamically loaded content (like an auto news-feed, or update), responsive web design can be the difference between users staying and browsing your site, or leaving and regretting it.

    The major point to responsive design to providing an optimal viewing experience for the user.

    Hope this helps. Also, check out these links if you still have questions:




    Source(s): Personal experience
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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    According to the trend responsive web design will adjust by screen resolution I mean to say it's compatible with all devices like laptops, tablets and other devices. It's user friendly and search engine friendly design also.

    For more details you can visit here - https://www.quora.com/Websites/What-Revolutionary-...

  • 7 years ago

    Responsive design is to make website adaptable from smaller screens to larger screens.

  • 7 years ago

    Website that change its screen appearance based on the device that access it. For example, the screen size for laptop and smartphone are different. Having responsive website allows your webpage to look awesome regardless of device that access your website.

  • 7 years ago

    In a simple way, responsive website is the one which responds to the screen sizes and get adjusted accordingly...

    Source(s): www.htmlden.com
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    You can google for that answer. but i will keep it short.

    That is concept about your web layout which can be difference in various screen size.

    for pc, laptop, tablet or mobile ...

    i include some example that may be helpful, i think.

    i suggest you to check a link below.

  • 6 years ago


    Web page of any business is also very essential in gaining popularity of business. So while designing certain features should taken care of. Like when visitors visit your page, your page should be clear by the content and it should be valid along with the relevant links. By this your business will also get advertised which will gain you profit.

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