Responsive website design is a methodology to website design that makes web pages respond well in different device resolutions and screen sizes. The recent work also includes the viewer proximity in the viewing perspective as an extension to RWD. These techniques help the user of a website to view the web page with the least amount of interruption, not only during the actual content of a web page, but also with any other media that may be used such as videos, animations, and even audio tracks.
Websites can be easily adapted to each device or browser, so that people with varying screen resolutions will find websites suitable for them and display properly. This way, users can access sites without facing difficulties when the internet is slow.
A major advantage of this type of website design is that users may have to wait for some time for the web page to load. This is because the pages are optimized for specific screen resolutions and browser environments. However, this does not mean that there will be a delay before the content of a web page loads. It simply means that the web page will be responsive to the current devices and browser environments. If the web page is not optimized, the user may experience a lag between the time he or she enters a keystroke, and the time that the page appears on the screen.
Responsive website design helps make web pages that display in the manner they are expected and designed by the user. As an example, if a web page is supposed to contain images, these should be downloaded immediately. This allows the user to quickly view images as expected. With the advent of the mobile market, images can be downloaded in real-time and viewed even on the screen of mobile phones. Moreover, there is no need for downloading the image in advance as the page is ready for immediate viewing.
Responsive website design also has a major advantage for users. This is that a person does not have to wait for long periods of time before seeing the content of a page. This is because the web page is ready for immediate viewing. The web page can be viewed while waiting for a train or bus at a station or waiting at home for a movie. If a website requires a number of images, the user can view these immediately.
In addition, the layout of web pages is also adjusted to suit different devices and browser environments. These adjustments include the size, position, orientation, and placement of elements such as buttons, navigation links, and forms. This results in web pages that are easy to read and navigate, which is especially important for mobile devices such as touch screens. A person can navigate the page easily with the use of virtual keyboards.
Another great advantage of this type of web page design is that there are no longer graphics and images to be downloaded. The website is only visible when the user needs it. This type of design allows the user to view the content without having to wait for the loading of these files to finish. An example of a typical website that uses this kind of approach is a blog post, which can be viewed instantly on mobiles. Also, the content is saved on the user’s hard drive and saved permanently, instead of being stored on the server for many days or weeks.
This is not to say that all websites use this technique. There are some that still require the images and/or video files to be downloaded after the site is loaded.