What does “responsive” mean? Responsive web sites are sites that load seamlessly on desktop and mobile devicess alike. Through the use of cascading style sheets or CSS and unobtrusive java-script, the site should load up on any device, whether there’s a mobile version or the design of the site is fluid enough to accommodate a mobile screen resolution. This is an aspect of web design I’ve always stressed, and I’m glad they’ve finally coined and generalized a term for it. Ever since our first website in 2010, our goal has always been for the viewer to be able to load the site on a mobile device as easily they would a desktop. For some of our most recent responsive web sites we’ve designed check out:
More Resources on Responsive Web Design
Peter Gasston & Denise Jacobs wrote an awesome article in April about responsive web designs massive advantages and the structure of it. Check it out here: Net Magazine. The article includes an assortment of resources for the do-it-your-selfer’s out there. Also see Wikipedia’s article on RWDfor a more in depth look at it’s design and development.
Net Magazine – 50 fantastic tools for responsive web design – April 24th 2012 – Denise Jacobs & Peter Gasston
Wikipedia – Responsive Web Design