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Responsive web design is a common term used in the online world. By now it has become a standard in developing any website. What seems to be ages ago, websites were never designed for mobile. This left a big gap in the online space once mobile devices began to stream content quickly and efficiently. Developers and designs worked to remedy this solution by providing the responsive solution. Websites programmed this way would adapt and change design based on the users browser’s width. Scale any website and you will mostly like see the layout change to become more friendly to mobile devices. Several factors that may adjust include content this bandwidth intensive. Full width HD videos for example be stripped from the background to allow pages to load quickly. Multi columned layouts will begin to stack on top of each other has browser screens get smaller, allowing users to easily scroll through content rather than zoom. Navigation, if it is not already, will be presented by a single button to reveal a slide-out or pop-up menu. These are just a few of the main things taken into consideration with responsive design.

Unfortunately this is an approach often neglected in web design. Sure everyone at this point expects their site to work and load on mobile but appropriate time is rarely spent on this during the design phase of a new web project. Mobile design becomes an after thought where programmers merely adjust a few lines of code to “make things work”. This is not the correct approach, to just make things work. Websites should be tailored to an experience based on the user. When this concept leads the charge in any new project, the results will be something everyone is proud to showcase.

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