Nowadays, Responsive design (Responsive Web Design) is not just a matter of fashion. It is about enabling access to the content of web pages, no matter on which device (mobile, tablet, desktop pc, ...) you open the selected page. With the massive boom of mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones, the question arises how to project the content of the webpage for the users of these devices so that it is readable and to minimize the need to zoom in and scroll the screen. Already in 2010 the sale of smart phones and tablets outnumbered the worldwide sales of PCs and laptop, and now the ratio is even increasing. It follows, therefore, that more and more people are visiting websites via smartphones or tablets and site owners should not forget that sites that up to 99% sites not directly designed for mobile devices will be untransparent and the trader and publisher can lose a lot of visitors, or even a large percentage of sales.
Simple definition: Responsive design is actually customize the content of a website to the size of a mobile device. A standard website is optimized for ordinary PCs or laptops. However, if a visitor opens a web or eshop in a tablet or smart phone and the pages are not optimized using responsive design, the conditions for surfing are not ideal. The entire page, as we know it from the PC, shrinks to the format of the screen resolution of the device and it works the usual way. This is not the most ideal solution. Imagine that a page with a resolution of 1024x768 meant for 17-inch monitors suddenly shrinks to a resolution of 480 x 320 on a 3-inch display. That's more than 11-fold reduction of the site and all elements (text, buttons, images, links) are small, unreadable and in its original design they are conceived primarily for desktop PCs using mice, not for human fingers. The visitor is forced to enlarge everything in a complicated way, move with the fingers, which are broader than pointer and one can not always correctly denote what he wants. Responsive design is here to account all the ergonomic requirements of mobile devices. Because of limited space, it is appropriate to incorporate, select and correctly arrange the elements that really matter. There is no change in the page itself, it remains as it was, but a few lines will be added to your finished pages for external files, which define how to set and display the resolution.
Here we bring you a free tester of your website for different devices and different resolutions. This will show you how the visitor sees your website on his device.
240 x 320Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y, Sony Ericsson C905, Nokia C2, LG E400 Optimus L3, HUAWEI G5510, BlackBerry 9320 Curve, MyPhone 6500, ...
320 x 480IPhone 3+4, AMSUNG S5830 Galaxy Ace, Sony Xperia Tipo, HTC Desire C, Motorola XT320 Defy Mini, Huawei U8650 Sonic, LG E610 Optimus L5, ...
320 x 568Iphone5
380 x 685Android (Samsung Galaxy)
480 x 800Nokia Lumia 800, HTC Desire X, Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II, HUAWEI Ascend G300, LG P700 Optimus L7, ...
600 x 1024Marvell Armada Tablet
768 x 1024Ipad