With more and more internet users browsing the web from their smartphones and tablets, it is crucial for websites to look great on all types of desktop and mobile devices. Responsive web design is now a key component in any successful web marketing strategy, and these are some of the important considerations that will ensure your site will run efficiently on any size screen.
Know the Difference Between Mobile and Responsive Web Design
In many situations, web designers view responsive web design within a mobile context only. While mobile design is often the starting point in creating a responsive website, it is important to consider the broader picture. You want your site to be viewed optimally across a range of resolutions – not just on mobile devices and not just on desktop devices.
Navigation is Crucial
Planning the navigation of your responsive website should almost always be your first priority. Ensure that it is efficient and operates in a smooth manner. It is important to consider the width of various browsers, and ensure that the navigation will move or resize to fit any screen.
Prioritise Responsive Type
When planning a responsive website, ensure that your typography follows the same rules as any other feature. As such, you must consider how your site’s typography will look on screens of all sizes.
Responsive type is all about finding the balance. For example, 50 to 70 characters per line is ideal for desktop sites while 35 to 50 characters is ideal for mobile devices – so, you will have to find the ideal number of characters for your site somewhere in between. The same goes for the particular font that you use on your site. Find the balance between novelty typefaces that can look great on bigger screens and less ornate fonts that are best for tablets and smartphones.
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