Responsive Web Design
Responsive Web Design is a way of developing web pages that adapt well to any device they're viewed on. The basic ingredients: a fluid grid; CSS3 media queries; and flexible images.
There's much more to the story, however. Creating even the simplest responsive site will force you to make decisions about:
- how to harmonize your existing content with the new design and navigation patterns;
- what tools to use to iterate quickly, avoid waste, and maximize learning;
- which units of measure to base your design on;
- grid or no grid;
- existing framework versus a per—project approach;
- fluid versus adaptive;
and many others.
RWD is an exciting field because it integrates every other aspect of developing websites: Content Strategy, Information Architecture, Optimization — the entire user experience.