To Test understand responsive design the first letter step back five years.
Five years ago there was really only five web browsers, Mobile users didn’t make a significant impact in terms of views to the average website. And mobile apps what just in their infancy.
As millions of mobile phones have been sold and the advent of the tablet Computer, we really found it in Web design that the challenges are starting to compound.
Some bright sparks could see this happening well in advance and over many years developed HTML5 and CSS3. These were both released to enable far greater control over elements displayed on a modern web page, and bring the control of the website back to the web browser. Rather than relying on third party like Adobe Flash. This is a significant change in the industry as Flash was phased out HTML5 came into its own, and Responsive Web Design was born.
Responsive web design is modifying the display of the website to suit the device it’s been viewed upon.
Looking at present day, Mobile website visitors now outweigh desktop/laptop visitors when it comes to viewing websites. And we’ve all experienced that clunky website feel when viewing the website on a mobile device, this is what responsive Web design resolves.
By splitting the design so that there are separate designs for mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop viewers provides a universal experience to everyone viewing your website.
Typically the mobile view is for smaller screen resolutions below 1100 pixels, it features a modified navigation menu. And generally a straight down the page preview of your website.
The laptop and desktop views I’m traditional displaying navigation either across the top or down the side, and a content laid out as is originally intended, utilising columns.