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Best Practices of a Responsive Website Design

Depending on the size and capabilities of the device, the layout changes. There is a huge increase in the use of mobile devices for surfing the web, but much of the web is not optimized for them. In mobile devices, the display size often constrains how content is displayed and requires a different approach. What does it take to have a responsive website design? As a guide, we have outlined the following:

Optimizing images

To adjust for different devices and connection speeds, this should be done. Your images must not only fit each large screen, but also work effectively on each smaller screen. Scaling images in code is the most popular method for preparing images for responsive websites. For example, setting the “max-width” property to 100% will scale the image with the screen size, but prevents it from becoming larger than its largest dimension and forces it to remain within its container. The “picture” element allows developers to declare multiple sources for an image, thus giving them control over when and if those images are displayed to the user, thereby solving the inherent scaling problems with images in code. As a result, the browser does not download images larger than it needs since it is instructed which image to download.

Navigational patterns for Mobile UX

The purpose of UI patterns is to save users time learning your interface. Sliders, for example, exploit one of the most popular features of mobile devices. Sliders are great navigation tools if you have only a few elements to go through. Their gesturing controls make them feel natural and fun. Currently, the slide bar is recognizable enough that users know what it does, so it’s also a practical option.

Touch-friendly links and buttons

It could have different content, with the links adapting to the device they are being viewed on. The first and most obvious reason for this is the size of the screen itself, the navigation will need to fit in that space without dominating the page unless you intend to. The thumb is larger and less precise than a computer mouse, so your navigation links might need to be larger.

Dynamically resizing fonts

Typography is one of the most important aspects of responsive web design, and optimizing your fonts for mobile devices is an absolute necessity if you want your content to be palatable across all screen sizes. If you take a forward-thinking approach to your designs, the option of assigning rigid pixel values as your font sizes do not seem to be the best choice. Today, devices have different screen sizes, as well as different pixel densities. Serving a one-size-fits-all font size to this huge range of products is contrary to our responsive approach.