Methodologies To Create A Stunning Web Design With Responsive Layout

Juana Steves 12th Jul 2020

As the number of advanced mobile devices is rapidly increasing in the market, people are changing their way to use the Internet. Today, since the Internet can be carried in pockets via smart mobile devices, the web has incessantly become an integral part of the life for almost all of us (though not all).

This has certainly heightened the mobile traffic on the Internet, in fact, it has surpassed the overall desktop traffic. Therefore, it is eminent to seek a solution that can let you create an intriguing web design, perfect to entice both your desktop and mobile visitors.

Although there are numerous solutions available out there, responsive web design makes a much sought after choice due to its blissful offerings. With this approach, you can efficiently reach not only desktop users, but also mobile users no matter which mobile device they are using.

This eventually solves the challenges arose due to the proliferation of mobile. Responsive approach scales the web content after scouring the attributes of the targeted device. That is, it first analyzes the targeted devices (screen size, orientation, mobile platform, etc.), and accordingly renders the content to make it easily readable on any device.

This article will unleash a few of the worthwhile methods of commencing responsive design. These powerful strategies will help you ensure an appealing and successful responsive web solution.

Let's decipher the key methods to a ravishing and responsive web app or site.

Make the layout, adjust to targeted screen

Ensure that your site layout scales while taking the targeted screen size into account. For a true responsive design, it is important to have a highly flexible design. A web layout generally comprises grids or rectangles, where each page element, including header, footer navigation bar are defined by a set of grids. It is advisable to begin with mobile-first approach. If your design will be optimized for mobiles first, and then tweaked to fit desktops, the design quality will amazingly improve.

Embed responsive images

For a responsive design, fluid images are vital. Fortunately, developing fluid images is not a daunting task, and can be accomplished by simply using a line of code. Yes! It can be done via CSS code. This approach also ensures the image quality while making it fluid to fit any screen size.

img {
max-width: 100%;
}

With this line of code, the width of the image will become directly proportional to the container within which it is displayed. For instance, if the container's width will be 650 pixels, the image will also be 650 pixels.

SVG makes a viable choice

To make your site responsive and highly functional, you may like to add various graphics in your website. It is advisable to use valuable graphics with the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. Wondering why?

This is because the SVG format ensures rich quality graphics and is compatible with all the major browsers. This XML based file format runs smoothly on the latest browsers; however, it may require Flash to run on older browsers. While offering Canvas, this file format makes the graphics display ideally on any screen, as it is not dependent upon the screen resolution. Therefore, the screen resolution and screen size will not impact the image quality. Moreover, it also supports a range of mobile platforms.

Implement large screen CSS for backward compatibility

You can make it certain that your web layout is backward compatible with the older versions of browsers by not including the large screen rule in any media queries. By doing so, you can allow the older browsers, that are not capable of executing media queries, to at least read and run a set of CSS rules.

Therefore, when media query conditions are met by targeting screen size, the rules wrapped in queries will override the external rules. This will help embrace some backward compatibility for browsers that don't support CSS3 media queries, but CSS based designs.

The conventional way of embedding images in a web page is by using the image tag '<img>'. Although you can use media queries to modify the size of images included via the <img>, you can't tweak the original graphic file that is used. However, by implementing an HTML element as a container like <div>, and assigning an image to its background via CSS can serve the cause. By offering an image to the background of an element, you can efficiently update not only the referenced file, but also the size and other attributes of the container.

Final Thought

These are a few of the fruitful design techniques, which must be considered to create an incredible responsive web design that can keep users captivated, and eventually helps bring you a lot of business. Keep these methodologies in mind to develop a fabulous-looking responsive web solution.

Authored By Juana Steves

Juana Steves is an Web app developer for Xicom Technologies Ltd - a renowned software development services company. In case, you are willing to hire  software developers, get in touch with her for her best assistance.

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