Responsive Web Design Services – Two Basic Principles to Rock Your Website
Users are always moving. Most of the website visits begin on the mobile device. As per the prediction of eMarketer, MCommerce sales for US retail is going to increase in the upcoming years. It is going to quadruple. As a result, it has become necessary to optimize your website accessibility in order to make your business stay relevant. To accommodate users flexibly, it is better to choose responsive web designs.
It is an approach to web development by which developers plan, design and developer to make appear optimally in all type of devices. Appear optimally means something that is readable, easily navigable and usable with minimal panning and scrolling. It is not a method, but a fundamental idea to design or built your website.
Responsive design is a front-end development process intended for molding website design and user experience to various devices from desktop to mobile.
In a responsive and a cascading style sheet, it essentially tells what defines the format and layout of a web page. Generally, it leverages to permit a website to scale to the width of a browser, independent of the type of device used. Along with a responsive design, you are going to find certain things in common such as -
In the adaptive designs or mobile detection, they leverage device detection, which responsive design elements do not perform. Rather than making queries on the device type with backend logic, CSS media queries helps to determine things like the width and orientation of the screen.
Two Basics of Responsive Design
Here we are going to discuss the two basic principles of responsive design that every web design services must provide. We are going to talk all about breakpoints and fluidity –
CSS3 media queries are able to create unconditional boundaries at which the width of the specific device type will trigger alternate styles. At our web design services in India, we prefer to use a maximum width breakpoint, to create a desktop first beside minimum-width boundary, for a mobile-first design. Queries are also in use to determine the height and device orientation.
You can set the breakpoint size in PX or EM. The differentiation of the modern browsers is negligible compared to something that was visible few years back. Breakpoints can be set at any size, but they tend to align with the common dimensions such as Desktop, Tablet Portrait, Mobile Landscape, and Mobile Portrait. These tend to be 1200/960px, 768px, 480px, and 320px, wide respectively. However, industry standards keep on changing since every day new devices will be available in the market.
Over the years, we have seen that devices have begun to blend into one another. After the launch of retina displays by iOS devices, it is a popular element to look for new possibility. As a result, you will find that two or more device have the same breakpoint. Even a particular device has a unique size, so where you will find the application of our next principle.
You can achieve fluid scaling in a few ways, but at the same time, it involves a percentage or EM values to permit the container to scale within the bounds of its parent elements, and ultimately the browser. Fluid scaling is important as it helps to achieve responsiveness between the breakpoints, maximize the real estate, and maintain the flow of columns in a responsive grid.
The best and simple example of fluidly scaling object would be an HTML page that consists of one block with a width of 100% and a height of “auto”. As we know that, the browser changes their width and block scales it proportionally. You can choose to apply this granular level, but fluidity should exist at the top level of any responsive container.
Yet another great example of fluidity is the grid layout. You will find in the grid layouts, aligned virtual blocks, evenly distributed over the width of the body of a site or container. These blocks are having fixed-width, aligned as inline blocks, with a parent container that is fluidly scaling. When the browsers reach a point where the sum of all blocks exceed each block and represent a number of columns, it breaks away.
Say if you have three blocks, they represent 9 columns and as soon as you scale down to a width that fits 2 blocks, 3 columns each, with the 3rd on the next row. You will now look at an eight-column layout, with 2 columns of margin. You must scale further to close the margin and you will look at a six column without any margin.