Most Common Pitfalls of (RWD) Responsive Web Design

With the increase of tablet users and smart-phone users, it has become important for website designers to keep in mind that a website will not only be viewed in a laptop, but also in screens of various sizes owing to the varieties of smart-phones available. Marketers now need to know that to promote their brand as much as possible they need to get the traffic coming from such devices too. And hence, for the same, additional designing has to be done.
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Responsive Web Design (RWD) comes to the rescue here as it lets the website designer to present a self-resizing website which fits itself in any screen size. Thus it eliminates the need to make separate mobile websites and thus works for all devices, let these be a smart-phone, a tablet, a laptop or a desktop.

For a fool proof responsive design, the points a web designer has to keep in mind are –

Designers and developers must keep in mind that a user will of course not like to be deprived of all the contents and hence, they need to alter the contents to make them viewable from all possible devices.

Since, nowadays devices are available with a variety of screen sizes the designer has to create such RWD layouts that use “design based breakpoint”. In this case, a screen adjustment is itself made wherever necessary instead of the traditional “design width breakpoint” which depends upon the dimensions of the gadget.

In the present age, no one sticks to opening a site that requires a long time to load and hence a designer should keep only enough contents in the site so that page load time doesn’t become slow.

The designer should employ adaptive image management techniques as the page will also have images which need to adjust themselves with the varying screen sizes.