RWD websites suitable for all usersThese days it is hard to find someone who doesn’t own a mobile device connected to the Internet. In the UK there are more mobile phones than people – should trends continue, mobile Internet usage will surpass that of desktop Internet usage by the end of the year.
“Day by day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your site grows. Responsive web design represents a fundamental shift in how we’ll build websites for the decade to come.”Jeffrey Veen, Vice President, Products at Adobe, 2011–2015
RWD is the practice of building a website that can work on every device and every screen size, no matter how large or small, mobile or desktop. Desktop computer and mobile phone users alike all benefit from responsive websites. RWD means designing websites that can provide an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices. It also means easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling delivering web pages in variable sizes – essential for tablets and mobile devices.
Fine Design have applied these principles to a number of website re-designs recently. As well as Fengrain, we have also upgraded sites for 316 Engineering and Vital Recruitment. Both companies approached us to bring their sites up-to-date, not only in terms of the look but, more importantly, in terms of their flexibility and usability across a range of devices. The results are sites that look clean and modern – whether you are visiting them on your mobile or your PC!