Responsive websites gives leisure to their users to use the website in the most comfortable and user friendly way, without hampering the colors, styles or textures of the websites on the various smart phones or tabs. The page layout easily settles onto the various screen sizes of the device and maintains its resolution. The pages are well optimized and the user can navigate easily on to various pages of the websites.
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What makes the responsive websites so unique?
Influencing the Clients
The foremost hurdle the designers have to face is to convince their clients for a responsive website. Earlier, designer used to go through various steps for designing a website for desktops or laptops, which in the end showed the pixel perfect display. Easy for clients to understand, responsive websites work on fluid girds and densities (dpi) i.e it is a fluid process and lacks visual stage. However, the smart move is to explain their working to their clients, rather than focusing on its stages.
Developing a responsive website is a tedious job. The normal websites for the laptop are far easier to develop and require less brainstorming. For responsive websites designers have to start with strategies and have to carefully select the flexible grid layouts, media queries, sizing of images, and contents for various screen size. The task becomes even tougher when the projects turn out to convert the existing website into the responsive web.
Prioritizing the content
Media Queries Compatibility
One of the key elements of responsive web is the media queries that helps to optimize the page displayed on the different screen sizes. They help to determine the screen size and display impressive layout along with the style of the page. The biggest challenge for developer is that most of the browsers do not support media queries. Most of the browsers which have explorer version 8 or other previous versions, simply fails to detect media queries resulting in blank display. There are solutions for particular challenges, so the developers either choose the internet conditional comments to set special rules on older versions of explorer, or use various scripts designed to support media queries.
Simplicity in Navigation
Testing the design numerous times before the designer wish to launch the responsive website, is extremely important. Here, testing does not refer to testing the website on the desktop or a smart phone, but to test on all the devices on which the responsive website can be used. If the designer is short on the devices then, he has to look out for the agencies that can perform such testing. The testing shows all the pros and cons of the website, so that the designer can easily fix the problems before hand.