Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design is an approach to Web design and programming by which a site is developed — via CSS3 media queries, a flexible grid and resizable images — to provide an optimal viewing experience for a full range of viewing devices (eg tablets, mobile phones, desktop computers), with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling, resulting in a better user experience.

WordPress and Responsive Web Design

The WordPress platform fully supports Responsive Web Design and virtually all frameworks and available commercial themes are responsive. HyperArts builds all its websites to be responsive.

A Very Brief History of Responsive Design

By 2010, many millions of folks were accessing the Internet to browse websites, search, read, watch videos and listen to music. Yet most websites were optimized exclusively to display well on laptop or desktop computers.

In May 2010, web designer Ethan Marcotte published an article on the A List Apart website challenging this approach and promoting the development of sites that, through CSS3 and JavaScript, adapted to the screen size of the device being used to view them. And now it's The Way It's Done!