WHAT IS A RESPONSIVE DESIGN?
With the advent of mobile computing screens have become smaller. This means that when building your website you can :-
a) Do nothing and simply build a classic 960 pixel wide site. Your mobile visitors will need a magnifying glass to see the website. The buttons on the drop down menus would simply antagonise visitors and even if they "pinch and zoom" some functions still wont work as expected.
b) Build a neat and not very wide website which will simply fill a thin strip down the side or the middle of the screen. Not the best solution if your company wants to be known for innovation and design.
c) You could build 5 websites; one for each size of screen you anticipate your users will be using. This is great until it comes to updating the websites (all 5 of them). Text might take a while to cut and paste, however creating 5 different sizes of images could prove a tiresome exercise.
d) You can choose a responsive design that scales the website AUTOMATICALLY to the screen size of the user. The screen size is also known as the "viewport"
People that use mobile devices a lot will thank you if you choose choice D, The Responsive Design, because not only will it scale, it will scale intelligently allowing visitors to click buttons and find "stuff" quickly by simple tapping and sliding, possibly with one hand.
Here is the same (responsive design) website viewed on 3 devices.
Here is an normal HTML website (ie a site that is NOT content managed)
RESPOSNSIVE DESIGN DEMO
Use your phone camera (or tablet) to scan the QR Code below and view our responsive design demo.
Tap / click the image below to try out our responsive design. You should re-size your browser to various sizes and see how the website reposnds if you are using a normal desktop or laptop computer!
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