Responsive website design is a new method to website design that makes web pages render well in various different browser widths and screen sizes and adapt well to any device or platform used. Recent work on this method also makes use of the viewer’s proximity to the viewer as an extension to RWD.
Site builders such as Dreamweaver, FrontPage, etc., provide a framework for the site to be customized for each browser and platform being used by the end users. This customization can take many forms, from the choice of language used, to the appearance of elements such as navigation bars, pop-over boxes and frames, and the color scheme of text, images and background color.
The site’s layout can also be changed on the fly in order to adjust for each browser and platform. If you decide to add a new content module, it can be added easily to a site without too much trouble. The modules and styles can also be updated on the fly while the site is in the production stage.
Many of today’s modern browsers have much more advanced support for certain technologies than the earlier versions of these browsers had, especially those that are released with every year’s technological advances. New versions of these browsers include more features that make them more usable and easier to use. This is why websites designed today can be easier to use in newer browsers, and also more flexible.
Other ways to customize a site’s content and layout is by making the text smaller and using font-sizes that make it easier for the web browser to read. Web designers may also want to add images to make them easier to see in a small browser.
Sites that contain media files, such as audio and video, may have to be edited on the fly to accommodate the browser being used by the end users of the site. While the site may be written for all the browser sizes, some browsers have limited capabilities when it comes to playing and storing media. In order to avoid losing video or audio to a smaller browser, this can be altered and adjusted while the website is in the production phase so that the final site can be easily accessed on smaller screen resolutions.
When the site is being created today, the website owner has the option of using a ‘Universal’ site or one that is designed for the most widely used browser and operating system that the website is intended for. Using Universal sites will allow the site to adapt to both mobile phones and tablets, as well as the larger computers on the market today’s market.
Using the responsive website design method requires a bit of work on the part of the website designer. The website designer should learn about the browser, operating system and platform that are being used in order to determine what changes need to be made and how to make those changes to the site.
If the website is a complex website designed for a small browser, it may be wise to hire someone who specializes in this type of website design. This person can then make suggestions about how to adapt the site for the browser being used by the end user. This may involve changing the font styles and other elements to make the site easier to read and understand on smaller screens.
It may also be a good idea for the site to contain a search bar in the footer of the page where the site’s links can be located for easier access by the site’s users. Since many of today’s browsers support automatic redirecting of links, the search box could be easily added to the site as well. As people type in the keywords they are looking for, this automatically changes the website links so that they are easy to find when the search is completed.
Another tool that can be used to create a website that is easier to use in smaller browsers is to ensure that the site contains keywords related to the site’s subject matter and search engine optimization. For example, instead of having your site’s site address appear multiple times throughout the site, it is wise to use the keywords once or twice, perhaps using them only for specific purposes on certain pages of the site.
It is important that the site be easy to navigate, with all links pointing to the appropriate parts of the site, so that the end user does not have to scroll through the site to find an answer to their question. When the website has a clear navigation structure, the site becomes more useful for the end user.