When designing for today’s Internet, there is a lot more to take into account than there was five years ago. Since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, the range of screen sizes that people use to browse the internet has increasingly varied. From the largest desktop monitor to any number of pint sized smartphones, designing for all of these screens at once represents a huge challenge. Or at least it was, until the introduction of responsive web design earlier this year.
Responsive Web design is the philosophy and process of allowing websites to dynamically rearrange and re-size their layouts to render in whatever way best fits the screen. Responsive Web Design employs one website design that will work on multiple screen sizes, allowing the design to function well in every scenario. This represents a significant and valuable change to how websites are produced in our new mobile world.
The Center for Shared Services website launched recently by Market Aces is a great case study for responsive design. Clicking on the link opens what appears to be a normal webpage, but by taking the mouse and grabbing the edge of the browser to make the window more narrow, the site automatically re-sizes itself to fit any width. This is dynamic responsive web design in action.
Find out more about what we did for the Center for Shared Services on our portfolio page.
If you’re interested in having a site that will function in mobile browsers as well as it functions on your desktop, Responsive Design is for you. Contact us for free estimate!