Responsive Web Design
Responsive Web Design has been around since 2010 and continues to steal the spotlight on the world of websites verses responsive. Some even say that the website will become second fiddle to the responsive website. As technology advances, surely will progressive sites and programming.
What is Responsive?
The principle of responsive web design and development ensures a website can be viewed from any device, with any size screen, with an experience
that gracefully moves from step-down to step-up. It's about respecting the fact that users want to consume website experiences on their 4-inch mobile smartphone screen, their 7-inch mini tablet screen, their full-size 10-inch tablet device, their laptop screen and even their big-screen 4H HDTV. The design is responsive because it constantly takes into account the properties of the device and the browser on which the user consumes the content.
Responsive Web design judiciously uses grids, which let developers define how an experience will scale, as well as flexible images, formats and containers. It also represents a change of mindset for the developer, since he or she now prescribes relative sizes, such as 2.5 units wide, instead of definitive, specific measurements, such as 202 pixels, when placing and sizing elements of a page.