What is Reponsive Web Design?

Responsive web design is an approach that enables websites to respond to user’s behavior and all devices regardless of screen size, platform, and orientation. With the rise of mobile internet and other more sophisticated devices, responsive design has become a critical part of IT. Its purpose is to make websites accessible and look good across all devices.That is why Gold Coast solutions provide the most innovative responsive web design solutions for the best user experience.

Responsive vs. Adaptive

Gold Coast IT explains how a responsive website behaves across devices


Gold Coast Solutions explains how an adaptive website behaves across devices


Both are closely connected so by comparing them, you'll acquire a deeper comprehension of responsive web design.

The main difference between adaptive and responsive design is that responsive utilizes a singular fully-flexible site layout that reacts accordingly to any device size and screen resolutions. Adaptive, on the other hand, uses various static website layouts with each one designed for a particular display width.

While a website with responsive design automatically resizes itself in every environment to achieve optimal viewing experience, more than one layout for each screen size is required in adaptive web design. Responsive designs are much harder to create as they have to focus more on the CSS of the website, but they guarantee the flexibility of the website across all devices. It also makes a website load faster by loading the layout that works best on all platforms. On the other hand, adaptive sites' layouts only work with screens, they're made for. These designs also load much slower than their responsive counterparts. The layouts for particular screens will take extra time to load.

Three Components of Responsive Web Design

1. Flexible Layout

For a web design to be responsive, it should have a flexible layout. For it to have a flexible layout, using a flexible grid will help websites to dynamically resize across different devices.

2. Media Queries

This component lets web professionals design different styles for different media types or device circumstances. Media inquiries also allow developers to utilize condition checks so as to alter an internet layout dependent on the attributes of an individual's device.

3. Flexible Media

This allows designers to make media such as images and videos and other media types scalable as viewport size changes.

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