Nowadays the important question website owners asks “Will my website looks best in mobile and new media display devices?”
Well quite sometime back, It was a daunting question, But these days great many sites are developed using HTML5 CSS3 combo that shows some element of auto responsiveness.
If you are in the business of building and designing websites and web based applications often you might encountered distorted show up of the website hard developed in new media devices,
As the number of website visits through mobiles, smartphones and tablets increases manifold. Mobile browsers remain as top choice for visiting and interacting with websites and if they have encounter issues on their device, great chances that they may not bounce back to the website.
And this situation warrants for developing websites that respond very well in any device and here comes the choice of going for responsive web designing.
Responsive design is an emerging paradigm where you develop your website nice and good once and tune it therein to the format so as to get it viewed better by adapting the website to fit into any screen size to enable better viewing experience from where it is visited,
Nowadays web designers use HTML5 and CSS3 to build responsive websites and fine tune parameters so the content gets resizes itself when the user is toggling between vertical or horizontal modes on a mobile, smartphone, tablets, variant desktops with dissimilar resolutions or even a television.
In Hasten IT Solutions, chennai We promulgate responsive design for every website developed, Vigorously tested on various internet browsers, by shrinking and enlarging the browser window and examine how the content respond. and on a smartphone or tablet web testing is done by switching between portrait and landscape view modes.
We end up in keenly looking at how the content of a website can be displayed in accordance with wide variety of screens coming up in the past couple of years. “Content responsiveness” concept is emerging and we are starting to give importance to how users want different types of content flow, based on their context and the device they are using. We evaluate how content performs differently during a visit, even drill it to the level of how various tag content is on display from platform to platform including headlines.
How to zero in on the Best Way To Build A Responsive Website?
The first thing to think is lucidity. As Web designers we love to showcase that we can churn the hell out of a website. But If responsive design is the primary goal the challenge is to use the design impediments cautiously and try to not implementing over-artistry as this affects proper display in mini devices.
Navigation becomes the sole purpose here.
A hard designed website will show up very well in traditional browsers but gets murky on a mobile browser, We have to be cautious here.
The point is to keep the navigational aspect of the website in concern to be livid and simple.
The idea is to focus heavily on display of content and avoid the inconveniences created by undue aspects of design,
For example images and promotional banners can play havoc in a mobile and it just push the real content way below in the screen.
Some tips on how to develop best responsive websites:
Give importance to the device capacities and play around it.
Try to display an adapted/optimized version of the layout.
Keep in mind that may be currently your website has few mobile audience but this will increase dramatically in the near future.
Analyze how high end fast systems and devices usage pattern gets improved.
Minimize number of “div” if it is must try to push it down just over footer
Follow HTML5 doctype and guidelines,
Stylesheet reset can be tried.
Simple semantic core layout.
Apply media queries inviting specific stylesheets.
Settle for most frequent resolutions and breakpoints with presets.
Make the grid flexible.
Keep the images with fluidity.
For relative sizes you can enforce max and min width.
Keep layout elements relative.
For low resolution devices linearize the content by enforcing single column.
Skip the non essential content.
Check the meta viewport available in mobiles, emulate desktop view and test.
And to add at last,
Keep all the major devices with various display resolution for testing purpose this is must and helps to zero in on optimal flexi settings for your websites.
To get a better idea on developing responsive web sites please see the video:
Just to get a view of responsive websites designed by Hasten IT Solutions, Chennai Please visit our portfolio