Understanding Responsive Design And Using It

Responsive Design, it is what you will hear all around in a forum of web designers/developers. Some people don't even have any idea about it and most of them are business owners who just want their website's work to be done.
If you are a business owner or just a pro blogger in any field you may want a better look for your blog/website and that's when you will search for a local web design company but have you ever tried to know if they are building up your site with the latest and advanced technologies available ?

The problem is both with the client and the company, the client isn't a web geek so he probably doesn't know what's right or wrong to be used to build their website, so the client is innocent here but the web design companies that promises to offer good website is the problem, they have some certified web designs (took a 6 month course, got a job and now building dull sites) who don't even have the idea about the newest technologies. You probably don't want a site thathave lots of table elements in it to build the layout and which looks like websites used to in the 90's.

That was a huge argument about those so called web designing companies, coming to the point, we were talking about the new technologies for designing website and those are HTML5 and CSS3 for sure. Many option in these new standards are amazing, and if you use it in the right way you can take your website design to a next level. Especially the responsive design, but what is it ?

Responsive Design can make your site responsive !

Here, the meaning of responsive is little different. What it's exact work is to make your site layout fit on different layouts but don't you wonder how it was possible even when these technologies weren't available ? Yup, it was possible but was very impossible and needed a lot of work on the server side. First the web developer needed to create different files for different devices and then to instruct the server to load different files for different devices and that's how it worked before but now on a single HTML file you can set layouts for different screen sizes, here it depends on the screen size, not the device and that has many advantages as you don't have to create new designs for all new devices launched, that would be time wasting.

Making Your Site Responsive

If you are a blogger or business owner then you shouldn't get into it, what I suggest you is to hire a good web designer who have good knowledge about it (I have some) and $1000 is worth the work, anyway you can talk to the design about it, but don't contact a local web design company about it or they will just make a huge flash homescreen and that's what they will want thousand of dollars. Always be careful before you hire a web designer, it's the question about your website and business.

Responsive Design is normally achieved with CSS3's Media Queries but sometimes weird guys use JavaScript too for some more dynamic responsive design. It's a little logic thing, like you first have to decide what to do when the screen size is this and then give suitable styles for the surrounding elements too else it will be all messed up. The whole game is about the metrics of elements and you have to do some maths too and as I already said, applying some logic will give you better results.

Fluid layout is not exactly similar to responsive design but it's another advance technology, as the name suggests, it can make a layout act like a fluid, means it can fit in any size or shape and that's it work.

If you are a young or passionate web developer willing to learn these new techniques then there's a one trusted source of information, the MDN website, see this page to learn about Media Queries https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/CSS/Media_queries

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