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responsive website design

A responsive website is one that responds, or adapts, based on the technology and computer or device used to display the website. It is basically one website design that will looks good at any size. This ensures site users have a similar experience that is independent of the size of the device device used to access the site. For example, the website displays well on large desktop LCD monitor or smaller tablets or smartphones.

responsive design

Responsive website design enables designers to create once and publish the same content everywhere, for all devices. This is due largely in part to websites that can continually and fluidly change based on factors such as the viewport width.

Three Main Components of Responsive Design

Responsive website design consists of the following three main components:

  • Flexible layouts - Using a flexible grid to create the website layout that will dynamically resize to any width.
  • Media queries - An extension to media types when targeting and including styles. Media queries allow designers to specify different styles for specific browser and device circumstances.
  • Flexible media - Makes media (images, video and other formats) scalable, by changing the size of the media as the size of the viewport changes.

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