Implementing a Responsive Web Design to Improve the User’s Experience

The development of mobile sites is not what it used to be. Responsive web design has made it possible for developers to come up with sites that are more in tune with the devices in use. In comparison to traditional mobile websites, a responsive design seeks to improve users’ experience on mobile. Traditional approaches did not allow users to have the same privileges as desktop users, but responsive design changed that. With sites adapting to specific devices, users can access all types of content.

Creating Breakpoints

The breakpoints of a responsive website are vital because they determine at which point a site responds to provide a suitable layout for users. Initially, developers used to define breakpoints depending on the types of devices in use. These gadgets include smartphones and tablets. However, it is more advisable to create breakpoints using the content of a site.

Flexible Images

It doesn’t matter how flexible the responsive design is, if there are fixed components on the site, everything will go to waste. It is not hard to get flexible images on CSS layout if they are not too large. Developers can use various tactics to make images flexible. One is to make images scale with the changing dimensions of a site. Images can change with varying text sizes or scales with the width of the parent elements. Another option is to allow an image to use up a particular amount of space to load without changing the size of the picture. It is up to a developer to find a tactic that will provide images that are flexible enough to work with responsive design.

Content Elements

Content is another aspect of responsive design that matter. Both the developer and client must decide on the content to stay. Doing a content element inventory will aid with that. Important content elements that should be on a site include; news/articles, products, related products, logo, resources, description, introduction, search and contact form, just to mention a few.