What is a Responsive Layout Design?
I would imagine there are quite a lot of people who have no idea what a responsive layout design is? Well in a word, it is a website design that automatically adjusts to suit the screen size it is being viewed on.
This is a new approach to web design that has been developed because of the growing need to support, not just Desktop PC’s and Notebooks, but also a growing array of different Smartphones and Tablets that have come onto the market and are being used more and more to access the Internet. The market for desktops and notebooks is actually on decline as the world seems to be adopting mobile technology in preference.
It can be very frustrating for someone trying to access the Internet with a mobile device and encountering website designs that were clearly done on the basis they would be viewed using a standard PC or Notebook interface. Some steps were taken to try and ease the problem for owners of mobile technology in the form of .mobi websites that were effectively copies of primary websites but with mobile technology in mind. It isn’t actually that long ago that mobile friendly websites were the preferred solution for mobile technology, but that mindset has moved onto websites that are all device friendly. The main differentiation being that the user only needs one address to view the same information on any device. It sort of makes sense when you think about it, both from the site owner and the site visitor perspective.