What does the term ‘Responsive’ in a Website Design means?
Say you want to get a nice professional website for your business, and the web developer that you choose offers to make your website “responsive”. So what does this “responsive” really mean and is it important?
First, let’s take a look at a couple of definitions found on the Internet. Wikipedia defines it as:
…an approach to web design aimed at allowing desktop webpages to be viewed in response to the size of the screen or web browser one is viewing with. [Source: Wikipedia]
An online blog, Smashing Magazine defines it as:
…the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. [Source: SmashingMagazine]
It is no longer a secret that more and more users are now accessing the Internet from various different devices. What used to be accessible from only a laptop or a desktop computer, can now be accessed from a smart phone or a tablet — both of which come in a great variety of sizes.
So, the challenge website developers faced was to ensure that the websites that they design would look “nice” and “presentable” when accessed from the different devices. This is important since people tend to ignore and leave websites that don’t render nicely, esepcially when they’re accessing it from the small screen of their smartphones.
Hence, the important technique that was developed was using CSS (cascading style-sheets) to automatically make the website “respond” to the various screen sizes; and adjust its layout to always ensure it is presentable to the viewer.
So, yes, if you are looking for a website design for your business, make sure that it is responsive. It is the way to go nowadays.
If you want to make sure that your website really functions, go responsive. Contact us at AMZ IT Solutions for the best responsive and SEO-friendly website that will grow your business.