Responsive Website Design

The Concept Of Responsive Web Design

In the field of Web design and development, we’re quickly getting to the point of being unable to keep up with the endless new resolutions and devices. For many websites, creating a website version for each resolution and new device would be impossible, or at least impractical. Should we just suffer the consequences of losing visitors from one device, for the benefit of gaining visitors from another? Or is there another option?

PART OF THE SOLUTION: FLEXIBLE EVERYTHING

A few years ago, when flexible layouts were almost a “luxury” for websites, the only things that were flexible in a design were the layout columns (structural elements) and the text. Images could easily break layouts, and even flexible structural elements broke a layout’s form when pushed enough. Flexible designs weren’t really that flexible; they could give or take a few hundred pixels, but they often couldn’t adjust from a large computer screen to a netbook.

Now we can make things more flexible. Images can be automatically adjusted, and we have workarounds so that layouts never break (although they may become squished and illegible in the process). While it’s not a complete fix, the solution gives us far more options. It’s perfect for devices that switch from portrait orientation to landscape in an instant or for when users switch from a large computer screen to an iPad.

Conclusion

We are indeed entering a new age of Web design and development. Far too many options are available now, and there will be far too many in the future to continue adjusting and creating custom solutions for each screen size, device and advancement in technology. We should rather start a new era today: creating websites that are future-ready right now. Understanding how to make a design responsive to the user doesn’t require too much learning, and it can definitely be a lot less stressful and more productive than learning how to design and code properly for every single device available.

Some of our Responsive designs

32 on Russell
Hospitality

Christie's at 32 On Russell

Tony Park
International Author

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Graskop Gorge Lift
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Graskop Gorge Lift Company

Hotel Numbi 
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Hotel Numbi

Core 360
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Phelwana Lodge
Hospitality

Phelwana Game Lodge

Misty Mountain 
Hospitality

Misty Mountain

Smart-Fi
Audio & Video

Smart-Fi Audio Visual

Long Tom Toboggan
Adventure

Long Tom Toboggan

African Safari 
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Nahyeeni Lodge
Hospitality

Nahyeeni Lodge

MultiKnit
Industrial

MultiKnit (Pty) Ltd

Artography
Photographers

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Gecko Lodge
Hospitality

Gecko Lodge

Elmine Nell Designs
Architects

Elimine Nell Designs

Hamilton Parks
Hospitality

Hamilton Parks

African Safari Shop
Travel

African Safari Shop

Davon Construction
Construction

Davon Construction

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