There are many approaches which are being applied to ensure a website is well configured to support all mobile device screens sizes as well as desktops. Many of these approaches are influenced by factors such as the time it costs to make them, how effective they are when it comes to supporting multi-screen devices and off course the needs of those visiting the website.
A great internet use experience is usually influenced by the content, layout and the time it takes to load the contents. With regard to this, the best way of keeping the users of a given site well-engaged is by settling on a web design approach that will guarantee incorporation of the user requirements with the devices being used to access the site.
Emergence of Responsive Web Design, RWD has been a game changer that has really stirred up web design services and techniques. This concept makes use of a well-organized combination of fluidly adjustable grids and images having in-built queries that helps in effectively changing the layout based on the viewport of the mobile device being used.
The contents of the website in question resize themselves to fit the screen of the mobile device being used based on programmed fluid grids and break points. Responsive Web Design makes use of a detection feature that determines the capabilities of the mobile device screen and makes adaptations that will give a comfortable view. RWD supports single URL use for the visited site, a feature which makes it of no use to have a separate site on the same device.
RWD comes with lots of advantages in that a single URL base for content makes it easier for the search engines to index the website content. The presentation of all the website content takes a customized approach makes the user experience to be a good one. With RWD; the time it takes to load contents from a given site is greatly reduced and optimizes on the device performance.
The approaches used for Responsive Web Design; be it Dynamic Serving or the Mobile-Optimized Approach has their pros as well as the downsides. Before embarking on using any of these approaches, it is important to take into consideration the technical requirements and how the site users will be affected by a given approach.
Users of mobile and tablet devices should expect the same functionality as those on the desktop site; regarding this, instead of minimizing on the contents that can be accessed it would be great if the content is optimized. Regularly testing and adjusting a site will best serve as a good way of keeping up with the ever changing internet use habits and live up to engaging the site visitors.