Responsive web designs are created to be adjustable to a user’s device and environment based on several factors: screen size, platform and screen orientation (portrait or landscape). Through the use of flexible grids and layouts, images, and an intelligent use of CSS media queries, the website is able to automatically adjust to the resolution, image size and scripting abilities of different devices.
By 2013, sales on devices overtook desktop sales and it is projected that soon, even internet usage on mobile devices will overtake the desktop. It is this changing, organic network that makes responsive design an important tool in the implementation of web projects. With a design able to respond to the device being used, the consumer can be given an experience catered to their environment and needs. With a better user experience, users are more likely to participate and trust in the company, service, information, or product.
The flexibility of a responsive design not only benefits the user, but the administrator of a site. To accomodate the increasing number of different devices used to access the web, responsive designs save money by only have to create one website to fit each of these devices, rather than the other way around. The creation of one website costs less than two, and certainly costs less than the total number of screen sizes currently available on the market. And of course, it is easiest to manage just one flexible site.
Artemis's expertise in responsive design can help save your project time and money, all while creating an environment that expands and collapses with the ever-changing face of the internet.