Due to the rise of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops and intermediate forms) and widescreen displays, it became increasingly important to develop websites and apps that can be viewed well on different screens (and resolutions). We call this responsive in the world of web technology. Responsive design is hot. To this end, websites were specifically developed for laptops and desktops. At the beginning of this responsive design development, separate designs had to be made for different screen resolutions to make a website suitable for each resolution. Now that dozens of different screen resolutions are used, this method of development is no longer profitable.
Responsive Website Design. Focus on Design
Responsive websites by WISMAD are designed and built to adapt themselves to the screen on which they are viewed. The responsive website is clearly visible on your 55 inches curved LED TV, but also on your mobile or smartwatch.
A responsive website focuses more on displaying the design well than on the content of the website. Where responsive it actually says (reacting), a responsive website responds to the dimensions of the screen (or the browser). It makes no difference whether you view the website with a smartwatch or 55-inch TV, the content is always readable and the website usable.
The use of such sites entails lots of advantages. Wish responsive design only one site needs to be built. One website and one CMS, so that managing the content always remains simple.
Adaptive Website Design. Focus on Content
If you want to prevent your website visitors from waiting a long time before the content comes into view, WISMAD is an ideal solution. An adaptive website adapts to the device of your visitors. It not only looks at the screen size of your device but also adapts to the screen resolution and/or internet speed. In this way, the content of the website is adapted to, for example, prevent long loading times.
Technically, Responsive Web Designing consists of the following basic elements-
A flexible grid - This technique ensures that the layout of a website is always dynamic. The layout will extend over the available space on the screen of the user and if there is a shortage of space, rearrange itself to always fit on the screen.
Flexible images - By making the images within a website flexible, it is ensured that, no matter how the website adapts to the screen of the user, the images are always neatly scaled and placed within this space, just like the grid.
Media Queries - The previous two techniques have been used for a long time, which RWD really put on the map are Media Queries. Using Media Queries, it is possible to ensure that the layout of a page adapts to the width of the screen so that elements that only fit together at first can now be next to each other so that the overview for the user is improved.
Codebase - A responsive website has only one code base. This means that when the code or content of the website is adjusted, this is immediately adapted for all versions of the site, thus avoiding unnecessary work.
Establishing responsive web design
Now that we have described the basis and the technique, we can proceed to the creation of Responsive web design