Everyone in the world of web development is talking about responsive web design. If they’re not, they should be. If you haven’t yet joined the responsive revolution and begun to ensure your websites adapt to whatever device or screen resolution your users may be using, then it’s time to start. I’m not going to go into detail about the principal techniques of responsive design here as there are many resources available on the web, some of which I will provide links to below.
For the last few months, I have been implementing reponsive web design to all my web projects. I am always looking for ways to improve them, as well as keep up with the latest technology for providing content responsively, so I recently attended a great webinar, Optimizing Mobile Experience with Responsive Design, by Ektron.
The webinar has given me a lot of ideas, specifically about the “mobile first” methodology (more on that below). This article expresses my thoughts on the topics the webinar covered, as well as some of the general responsive web design techniques we use, and the potential problems that arise from using them on your web projects.