Responsive Websites provide optimal viewing on all screen sizes.
Responsive Websites provide optimal viewing on all screen size whether it is being viewed on a small mobile phone or a large computer monitor. The coding displays images and text according to screen size.
The first smartphone – mobile phone displaying websites – was announced in January 2007. Websites until then could adapt a little for different screen sizes but smartphones demanded a complete change in website coding.
Modern Content Management Service (CMS) frameworks, such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal include responsive coding but earlier website authoring programs including Dreamweaver, Expression Web and FrontPage did not.
Website Conversion for Mobile Devices
For those with websites designed with older authoring programs who want their websites to be optimally viewed on the full range of screen sizes, there are two options:
- The original website can be rebuilt with one of the modern CMS frameworks such as WordPress. We can do this for you – please see our fees.
- There are a number of services that provide website conversion for mobile devices: The original website is presented on computer monitors and a different set of pages are presented for smartphones. Examples – MobisiteGalore, Mofuse, BMobilized, ConvertWebsite, Mobify and MobStac. These services tend to be offered on an on-going monthly fee basis.
Responsive Web Design Coding
A site designed with Responsive Web Design adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, flexible images,and CSS3 media queries, an extension of the @media rule.
The fluid grid concept calls for page element sizing to be in relative units like percentages, rather than absolute units like pixels or points.
Flexible images are also sized in relative units, so as to prevent them from displaying outside their containing element.
Media queries allow the page to use different CSS style rules based on characteristics of the device the site is being displayed on, most commonly the width of the browser.
Server-side components (RESS) in conjunction with client-side ones such as media queries can produce faster-loading sites for access over cellular networks and also deliver richer functionality/usability avoiding some of the pitfalls of device-side-only solutions.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]