Responsive Web Design, Grid System and Mobile Website are used for making a website easily viewable on any mobile devices including Tablets. Here is a guide on Responsive Web Design and Mobile Website as with time, the usage of mobile devices has increased and Google needs to understand the website’s design for proper Ad display.
Responsive Web Design and Mobile Website
As we and others presumed before, that the usage of mobile devices to surf Internet will increase, we wrote some other articles on Mobile Websites :
- SEO Guide for optimizing mobile site those are not using Responsive Web Design
- WordPress Mobile Version Subdomain : Full Guide For Creation
But, the above articles does not mentions about Responsive Web Design and Grid System. Responsive web design refers to a practice in web design, in which the graphical structure, in particular the coordination of various elements of a webpage, such as navigation and text, changes dynamically, taking into account the requirements of the viewing device is. Technical basis are latest web standards like HTML5 and CSS3 .
An essential prerequisite for responsive web design are called media queries, a CSS3 concept that allows different designs depending on certain characteristics of the output medium.
For example, the following properties can be used as criteria:
- Size of the device itself
- Screen resolution
- Viewing angle, landscape and portrait mode
- Input options (keyboard, finger gesture etc.)
Summing up Responsive Web Design
The basic factor in Responsive Web Design is, the website, webpage’s URL and its contents remains the same for all devices, only the technology makes it suitable to read, that is fully different from a traditional Mobile Website. Responsive Web Design is difficult to code and design properly as simply it is quite complex, but on the long run, Responsive Web Design has advantages over traditional Mobile Website.
Other resources which will help any Web Designer to code a Responsive Web Design :
- Responsive Web Design Sketch Sheets
- Wireframe for Responsive Web Design, very useful for designing the Home Page and Landing Pages
- Multi-Device Layout Patterns
- Style Tiles
- The 1140 grid system
We have not given priority to any specific CMS on this article on Responsive Web Design, which will be discussed later on as specific guides.