What is a responsive website?

What is a responsive website?

The use of the internet is increase a lot in last decade. Today most of the people use the internet either on desktop computer systems, laptops, mini laptops, palm tops, tabs, mobile phones or iphones. The display screen of each of these devices varies in size, so using a standard website in all of these websites is not an easy task. You need to scroll a lot while using the internet on a small device.

To reduce this overhead, the concept of responsive websites came into existence. A responsive website is a website that has the ability to change its layout and appearance according to the screen size. Responsive websitesadaptt themselves to the size of the screen. Clicking buttons and navigating from one page to another is much easier in responsive websites while accessing through small devices.

Need of responsive websites

Today using internet on smart mobile phones and tablets is a normal trend. Accessing traditional websites on mobile phones require a lot of scrolling as well as using them is a difficult task. So, it is necessary to design a website that can be easily accessed via mobile phones. However, maintaining two websites, one for desktop computers and other for mobile phones is not a feasible solution. Hence responsive websites are necessary that can adapt themselves according to the size of display screen.

What makes responsive websites to adapt display screens?

With latest technology and designing methods developing responsive websites is not a big task. Websites that are designed according to responsive web design by using –

Fluid Grid – In this concept, the page element is called in relative units such as percentages and not absolute units such as pixels.

Proportion-based Grids – This method uses the proportion and adapts to the screen size.

Flexible Images – In responsive websites, flexible images are used that adapts themselves according to the size of the screen.

CSS 3 Media Queries – Media queries helps the page to use CSS style according to the size of the screen.

Advantages of responsive website

Responsive websites are the demand of time. Responsive websites are easy to use on mobile phones, smart phones, tabs and other devices with small screen. The various advantages of responsive websites are as follows –

Attracts more users – Responsive websites attracts more users than traditional websites. Since many internet user access websites on mobile devices such as mobile phones, accessing traditional websites is a tuff task. Such websites take comparatively more time to load the website. Hence, users do not prefer such sites rather they choose responsive websites.

More Interactive – With responsive website design you can make interactive website. User can easily send and receive queries in responsive website. Navigation process is also very easy in responsive websites.

Generates more revenue – Responsive websites attracts more users. If you are selling a product or service through your site, you can generate more revenue through responsive websites. People can easily access your site on their mobile phones in leisure time.

Jacob Billings
During my career, I have worked in a number of different roles that have helped me understand the overall software development process. These roles include project management, senior developer, Linux administrator, technical sales consultant, and company owner. Working within these roles has given me an in-depth knowledge of best practices in software development.
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