Path towards Advance Web Designing Part 6 – Responsiveness

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In previous part 5 of the series, we have seen many things relevant to CTA or Call-To-Action and now in this final episode of the series, we will look at the modern web designing technologies termed as responsive web designing.


Today we are living in UX era and technologies are mean to give the excellent user experiences, albeit not only technologies but everything moving around the UX and usability of the product in hardware as well as software market. Apple has proved this through its successful emerge in gadget and its OS niches. It has developed iPhone as a smartphone where performance and user experiences had paramount importance against its rival mobile phone developers.


The same theory of UX, hence performance is applicable in web designing too because we have marked in our user surveys that aesthetics is taking backseat when performance reigns supremacy. Unfortunately, modern graphics or web designing tools are falling short to depict performance of design exactly or nearly complete simulation. Reasons are obvious, as we are designing for mice and keyboards like traditional input methods as well as going to simulate touch experiences on handheld devices of modern ages.


Present Scenario of Web Technologies

Our half portion of the end-users is still relying on classic interaction methods on interface loaded on classic devices while rest of new generation users have great-expectations on fragmented landscape of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Yes, fragmentation tolls huge to the designers because they have to think of screen size, resolutions, input methods including touch and voice, hardware support, CPU power, battery life, and most importantly use cases.


For instance, smartphone are sticking with the user body almost entire awakening day-life and used while user is on the go. Against these, tablets fall in the in-between categories of laptop and smartphone at mobility fronts. Various hardware parameters like gyroscope and working modes like landscape and portraits also influence the design layout, UI elements, and programming at the end.


If you want to make your website ubiquitous and accessible on range of these computing devices, responsive designing paradigm is only the most applicable way for you. No doubt, responsive web design demands altogether web designing and development strategies and methodologies, getting expertise in not impossible if you are banking on modern responsive web designing tools, frameworks, and third-party software to achieve perfection and speed.


Responsive Web Design at Tech Point of View

Technically, responsive website fires several scripts as soon as web server receives HTTP request from the client browser of the client devices to gather the essential info regarding the client devices and browsers used. For instance, Media Queries, JavaScript and alike scripts work upfront to feed data to the server and release the source code as well as web components accordingly.


In due course, web designers have to provide fluid images or different sets of images according to the targeted devices or their groups. Moreover, we should use fluid Grids or say layouts in order to fit the interface on the screens of the recipient devices. Here the work of responsive web developers are not finishing because mobile devices have their native Operating Systems with different sets of hardware so bringing compatibility in code is mandatory for them.


Fortunately, modern web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and various scripts are capable to access the native features of native mobile OS and their hardware with desired expertise. However, technologies, tools, and techniques alone are not sufficient to simulate native user experience and performance where the experiences, talents, skills, and creativity of the mobile web development team works and Lujayn like web and mobile development companies are coming on the center stage.


Tough To Sail

Of course, responsive website or responsive mobile app UI designers have adequate challenges to face. For instance, modern websites have advance search, navigation, and integration like social media, GPS features, notification features, and multimedia content. These pose challenges to meet screen fragmentation, OS fragmentation, input method diversity, and technological advancements to support.


For responsive web designers and programmers, frequent testing with real devices along with the latest simulator and other remote services are strenuous experiences. Thus, team has to invest dearly on devices, time, and resources to tests and debug the issues upfront before the final release of the product. If you are smart client or buyer, always check portfolio items first and begin firing queries to the first cadre of battalion of marketers as well as technician devoted to the support system or inquiry department.