Responsive web design, the mobile revolution
“We’re just now starting to think about mobile first and desktop second for a lot of our products.”- Kate Aronowitz (Head of Designing, Facebook)
More than a billion humans are accessing the net every day. It is estimated that 20-30% of those users are accessing the net through their mobile phones and tablets, and the trend is growing!
In some developing countries, the percentage can even reach half of the users.
The boom of tablets and smartphones surpassed even the most optimistic estimations. Tablets are slowly merging to replace laptops, and desktops are in constant decline.
For a business or any person in need of an online presence, neglecting this trend is a major strategic mistake.
Any modern website MUST be mobile friendly! But building multiple websites can be a very costly and inefficient as screen sizes are changing every day. Developers and designers, in the past few of years, found the solution: “Responsive Design”.
So what is a Responsive Web Design?
It uses fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries in order to redraw websites in real time.
No need to “pinch and zoom” anymore, and no more images and texts that overflow from one side or another of the screen. Everything is in place and can be scrolled with your finger.
The navigation menus also adapt themselves to the specificities of your screen.
At Melki.Biz Consulting, we have embraced the responsive design revolution since our beginnings, and we deliver all our website with this technology. You can test some of our latest designs by clicking on any of the websites in our portfolio.
Nothing better than a demonstration, so here is a great online test where you can see our website in many layout configurations. You can also test any other websites by typing their URL in the check field.