With the increase in technology, responsive website designs are drifting away from the pool of passing fads and becoming a demanding source to represent IT industry. When it comes to design a responsive web layout, whether it is beginner or a professional web or graphic designer, it always be a confusing job at first. But, learning some basic techniques and developing skills, anyone can easily become a creative designer of responsive website layout. In short, if you want to represent the future, try to play on this ground.
From the past few years, responsive design has got some boom in the web design industry. Here in this article we will help you to learn about how to design a responsive website and its basic techniques. So, let’s start!
Do You Know About Responsive Website?
Many beginners and even professional web designer usually ask about what is responsive design exactly? This is not a right question. A better question to ask might be, what problem does responsive web design solve? The answer is quite simple but logical. Well, many of us know that computers are not just limited to a piece of a hardware placed on our computer table with a simple web browser to connect with the world. Many of you agree with this? I might get you in trouble by saying this, make it simple. iPhone is the first cell phone technology that introduced a web browser for internet lovers, and it was really a great turnover. After that, many cellular companies followed this technique and today, almost every single cell phone has a web browser.
Have you ever think that why Apply introduced web browser in iphone?
To compete with IBM or Intel? No, absolutely not. The main reason to introduce this technology is to allow people to browse the web on their phones just as easily as they browse the web on a desktop computer. That’s why; web design industry has started to create the mobile version of websites, which is now named as responsive website designs.
As mentioned above that designing a responsive websites is quite confusing in the first but it can be handy if you learn some basic and useful techniques. A responsive web design is not a single piece of technology, but rather, a collection of techniques and ideas; let’s take a look at each part of the solution.
The main step to design a responsive web layout is to know about fluid grids. In the past few years, this concept was not quite popular and mostly designers design web layouts with fixed width. But, now websites are not just limited to a single screen resolution. There are huge numbers of screen resolutions present in today’s market. So, in this era, designing a web layout with fixed width is quite useless to market your products or services
Designing a website using fluid grids require more care and skills in terms of proportions. Because, when a website is squeezed onto any screen resolution, all of the elements in the layout will resize their widths in relation to one another. There are so many responsive web design inspiration websites that can guide you in detail about designing a responsive website.
The second part of responsive design is CSS3 media queries, which currently enjoy decent support across many modern browsers. If you’re not familiar with CSS3 media queries, they basically allow you to gather data about the site visitor and use it to conditionally apply CSS styles.
IF you want to see some responsive website live in action then just see these examples given below: Just select any design and slowly resize the browser to make it smaller. You will observe that all the elements automatically adjusting their positions. Isn’t it Magical?