It has been observed that most of the individuals are opting for tabs and smart phones. So, in today’s time it becomes quite essential to meet the requirements of audiences of tabs & mobile phones.
Websites which are mobile friendly are gaining popularity with the passage of time and also with the improvement of technology. Mobile search will soon replace desktop search in the coming years because of its user-friendly feature & conveniences.
The perfect term which is used for providing optimal viewing experience is ‘responsive’. There is no doubt that by making a new or existing site responsive one can experience easy reading & navigation. At the same time it also enables the users to scroll and view a site on various devices starting from desktops to smart phones.
Now, after discussing the value of developing and having a mobile-friendly website, it is essential to have a detailed description of two platforms for designing mobile websites, ‘responsive web design’ and ‘HTML5’.
First and fore mostly, let’s have an introduction of HTML. It is basically a markup language which is usually used to create a website. The standard of HTML rises rapidly by adding a lot of features. Thanks to technological advancement! HTML5 is the fifth revision of that standard. This markup language makes the task of handling media files straight out of the code easy & free-flowing.
On the other hand, responsive web design is an advanced concept of dealing with different browsers, screen sizes and even mobile devices. Advanced responsive web design frameworks and tools ensure that the site would work and display perfectly on screen of any devices like desktops, laptops, tabs and even smart phones.
Although you can develop a responsive website by using other markup languages like xHTML and HTML4. But still it is better to say that a tool like HTML5 is a ‘must’ for you if you want to enhance the functionality of your website by making it fully responsive. This markup language is very easy to use which results in simpler code, especially when used with latest technology like CSS3.
The Main CSS Code:
[html]<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />[/html]
The Code for Responsive CSS:
[html] <link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" media="screen" type="text/css" />[/html]
Allow the designers to use innovative and creative ideas as well as latest technical features like media queries, flexible grid-based layout and last but not the least flexible images in order to make a website responsive based on HTML5.
Here presents the way of implementing media queries:
@media screen and (min-width: 400px) and (orientation: portrait)
margin: 0 0 0 .5em;
border:1px solid #000000;
@media screen and (min-width: 800px)
margin: 0 0 0 .5em;
After giving a brief introduction of responsive web design, it is time for us to gather relevant information about the significance of this type of web design. Now, the question arises why responsive web design is gaining popularity? Here lies the answer to the question:
Make Your Responsive Website Appealing by Inserting Flexible Images:
Flexibility is considered as one of the most important factors which help in making a website responsive. Don’t neglect this factor while building a site and making it responsive with attractive yet flexible photos and images. In fact, it is considered as one of the best options for viewing a website on different screens.
Begin With a Grid to Design a Good Responsive Site:
The concept of developing a responsive site changes with the improvement of technology. Start making a website responsive by designing it with a grid rather a fluid grid. The versions of responsive grids mostly depend on the width of the browser including more than 768 pixels, 480 to 768 pixels and 320 to 480 pixels. User-friendly grid choices gives you the liberty of creating better experience even for smaller devices.
Put Quality Images in Your Responsive Site:
The quality and size of an image is equally important for developing a good responsive site. Facilitate the mobile users by making a site responsive with perfect and quality images. It is advisable to avoid images which are of full size and also to scale the images by using CSS width. Crop the images of your site and use multiple versions and file sizes in order to make your site appealing to tabs and smart phones audiences.
Make Your Site SEO Friendly by Making it Responsive:
In order to ensure optimized readability, it is essential for you to select a point size which is based on screen width. It has been observed that ‘responsive web design enhances search engine optimization (SEO)’. It is true in the sense that by building a responsive website, you can improve the ranking of a site in search engine result. In fact, you can expect improvement in the visibility of a website by making it responsive which is genuinely good for SEO with proper keywords & metadata.
Use Media Queries to Create a Responsive Website:
An advanced technology like media queries determines the capabilities of different devices such as desktops, laptops, tabs and smart phones. It helps in making a new or existing site responsive via CSS. This technology enables an individual to view a website in any device starting from desktop to mobile phones. Media queries helps in developing a responsive website by making it more user-friendly on numerous devices of different sizes and screens.
Develop a responsive site by using HTML5 and allows users to have video, audio and even multimedia content on your new or existing site!