Responsive web design has become key to successful online stores and websites in 2021. We are here to give you the latest and greatest expert insights on 5 tips for responsive web design. Let’s dive right in!
1. Use a dynamic grid
“Years ago most websites were laid out based on a measurement called pixels. But now, designers have shifted to using a fluid grid. A responsive grid is often divided into columns, and the heights and widths are scaled. Nothing has a fixed width or height. Instead, the proportions depend on how large the screen is.”
2. Remember to keep small screen in mind
“Responsive websites often condense their menus or navigational options into a button that can be opened with a single press. The menu may display expanded on a large screen, but can be opened through this single button on a small one.”
3. Images go a long way
“Image sizing can be one of the most challenging aspects of responsive web design. You will need to create rules in your CSS that determine how images are handled on different screens—whether they are made to be the full width, or removed, or handled a different way.”
4. Responsive typography
“Typography is the cornerstone of web design. In order to make the content appear effective when it is displayed across the mobile devices, the font sizes must be optimized for mobile as well. Use of pixels to define the font size works when working on a fixed-width website but in case of responsive websites, a responsive font is a must.”
5. Keep it minimal
“When viewing a website full screen on a desktop, you have lots of space for small details. However, if you’re viewing the same website on a mobile device you clearly don’t. Keep the design for small screens a minimalistic as possible. Use media queries to cut out unnecessary items in your design.”
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