Building Flexibility into your Web Site
There are so many digital devices on the market today that one can get swept away quickly trying to provide various website versions to cater for the vast amount of screen sizes; especially when we are trying to provide a Mobile version of a website for clients. Enter ‘Responsive Design’ where you design/develop a flexible website and control how it reacts depending on what size of browser window that is trying to render it.
Responsive Design isn’t really new. Think about the ‘resize event’ in flash that altered the layout and proportions of elements (movie clips), when the browser window was resized. I like to call it ‘Designing for Context’; where your content adapts to its surroundings.
‘Media Queries’ which are added inside a website’s CSS stylesheet give instructions to the browser to control certain elements’ size, display and general layout. You can add several different queries to your stylesheet, to control how and at what screen width, your design will adapt. A simple favorite of ours can be found here at colly.com. Click on the link and enjoy watching as the content repurposes itself as you resize the browser window.
If you’d like to find out more about how ‘Responsive Design’ will enhance your next web project get in touch with us, or with Chris directly. We’d be only too happy to help demystify digital for you and your brand.
This post was written by Chris Ongarello, Managing Director of Digital Whiteboard.
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