Why is the internet as common as the air we breathe?
Three reason – It’s fast, easy to use, and it’s everywhere. This was made possible when access to the internet became completely unrestricted. We don’t need a computer anymore to connect to the Internet; we can just use our phones. Ever since the internet went mobile, businesses want to make the journey too. That’s where the need for Responsive Web Design comes in. The main purpose of Responsive Design is to make the webpage fit into the screen, irrespective of size, in such a way that the users don’t feel handicapped while accessing the website using their phones or tablet PC. When we check out a webpage through a Smartphone’s browser, it’s obvious that the page won’t appear the same way it does on a computer screen simply because the phone’s screen size and resolution don’t match with a computer’s monitor. As a result, the font will appear smaller and zooming in or enlarging the content will be required if the information is to become visually legible. The objective of Responsive Web Designing is to ensure that there is no side-scroll whatsoever on any device or system; cell phone, iPod, iPad, Tablet PC, or any other electronic device that is capable to connecting to the internet. Side scrolling is time consuming and irritating at best, especially if there is a majority of text that needs to be read by the user. This is especially the case, with technology advancements resulting in the touch sensitive user interface, the screen comprising almost 75% of the handset’s surface area. With touch phones, there are two kinds of viewing – Landscape View and Portrait View. When the handset is held Horizontally to view media or content, it is called Landscape view. Landscape view is best suited for viewing audiovisual material as it gives the widest screen, thereby mimicking a TV screen. Portrait View is when the handset is held vertically. The Portrait view is mostly used when the user has to read texts or other material that is not time consuming and needs active concentration. But there are users who may prefer to view web pages and read text using the landscape mode. Therefore web development companies make sure that they get the dimensions, resolution, and pixel rate right for the device before attempting a successful Responsive Design.