Web Development

Responsive Web Design Best Practices

As technology advances and becomes more adaptive so should websites and the way they are designed and created. More and more people are using mobile devices and having a responsive web design is important for user interaction and usability. Today, I shall discuss some tips that you can use for your next web design project or even on your personal website.

Have a responsive mobile vision

Before you commence coding and designing your mobile website its best to contrast a wire-frame and layout how you would like your website to look. Include the most important information such as about us, contact us, services pages, and have clean menu navigation. Complex code, flash and HTML elements can harm your website layout and on-page load times. Furthermore, clean out and redundant JavaScript and HTML code, as well as the following:

  • Inline CSS styling
  • Flash/JS code
  • Floating DIVs or DIV positioning’s

Display responsive images

Showing images that are responsive and that are flexible. This can be easily achieved by coding adaptive width width: 100%. Min and max widths can be also used as boundaries on HTML elements to avoid it to grow outside the scope you want. It’s also important that your images are SEO optimized for mobile devices. A lot of websites and even corporate websites have images that are too large and render slowly.

Don’t overload people with content

Having too much content can harm your website’s reputation and confuse viewers. Have the most essential content that you will like viewers to see when they come to your mobile website. If your website is content-driven then consider breaking it up with main heading tags and sub-headings.

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