What is a Responsive Website?

A responsive website adapts itself so that it can be viewed perfectly on mobile, tablet and computer. On the other hand, a non-responsive website that is designed for a desktop or a laptop loses its design when it is viewed on a mobile or tablet. That usually happens due to the different sizes, resolution, and orientation of different devices. For example, a design that is made for a 14-inch laptop will break apart when it comes onto a 4-inch mobile screen. That is why a website needs to be have a ‘responsive’ design so that no matter the size of the device, it can be viewed perfectly. Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Python has been building responsive websites for businesses and professionals, adding value to their web presence. Here are some more facts on responsive websites and why they are fast becoming a necessity.

How is a website made responsive?

Non-responsive websites are fixed, which means that they can only be viewed perfectly on the screen of one device – a desktop or a laptop, for instance. Responsive websites, however, use flexible grids, images, and layouts. Instead of pixels, which distort when they move from one device size to another, responsive websites use proportions in all page elements. A responsive website has flexible images, content, and design so that a single website is perfect for computers, tablets and phones. Images get resized relatively so that they retain their location and precision in the larger design no matter the device.

Along with these, our designers at Python Stratford-upon-Avon also consider mouse and touch screen. Most people use mouse on a desktop or laptop, but use touch screen on a tablet or a mobile. Therefore, to make a website fully responsive, our designers also makes websites compatible for both mouse and touch screen.

Web design and development specialists at Python in Stratford-upon-Avon build responsive websites where:

  • Content resizes automatically on any device
  • Images retain their location and precision
  • Designs adapt to the size and orientation of the screen
  • Pages adjust to both mouse and touch screen

How are responsive websites designed?

A responsive website uses grid system where there are columns. As you expand or contract the viewing space, the design expands or contracts without disturbing the overall design of the page. The use of CSS Media Query helps to make a page look good even on a very small screen. It also helps the design to adapt to different screen orientations. For example, if you’re holding your mobile vertically, the design should adapt to the larger width and smaller height. This holds true for a tablet as well. A responsive website seamlessly adjusts to the different orientation so that viewer experience is not disturbed.

Another issue when designing a responsive website is loading time. A computer can quickly display large images and heavy designs, but a mobile or a tablet may not. To make a responsive website load quickly even on smaller devices, smaller images can easily be used as replacement for larger images without the need to create entire websites for different devices. We at Stratford-upon-Avon and web designers around the world use Media Queries to achieve that flexibility.

Python Creative at Stratford-upon-Avon – What we do

Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Python’s team of web specialists undertakes web design and development that assimilates technology to create powerful designs that convert. Along with providing the best viewer experience, we also take care of SEO, marketing and branding so that your website gains visibility right from the start. Do not let your website go unnoticed in the presence of billion others. Get In Touch with Python, Stratford-upon-Avon.