Seamless Solutions for Responsive Web Design Problems

Feb 24th 2015 at 2:21 AM

Responsive web design (RWD) is not just about attractive layouts and trendy templates. Designers’ supreme goal must be to offer users with a consistent experience across all the devices. Creating individual experiences doesn’t just pay off. As they are resource concerted, the focus should be mainly on framing adaptive experiences.

Below mentioned are a few web design problems and solutions for them:

  1. Explaining RWD to clients:

Earlier, web designing process was very linear and easy for clients to understand. They were just going through the brief stage, kind of wire framing and structural planning; by that they were getting a set of pixel-perfect visuals to pick apart. But the most important thing is that the designers are struggling to explain the visual stages to the clients.

Solution: The best way to elucidate responsive design to a client is to show them what actually it can do. If you can’t manifest a site on a particular range of devices, deem on presenting one site which imitate typical responsive breakpoints like or responsive layouts.

  1. Lack of static design phase:

One more problem which the designers reported is that they need the old design processes to create the responsive design. Instead of creating static screenshots, designers rely more than ever on quick sketches, wire framing and on making rapid HTML prototypes.

Solution: It’s recommended to design in the browser and to work with HTML as early as possible. Later, you can use Photoshop/Fireworks in order to create assets, as you may struggle to wireframe everything in some bigger projects.

  1. Navigation:

Previously, navigation on the websites was inclined to be horizontal along the top of the page, or sometimes might be down the left of a page. But now the navigation requires a more considered approach.

Solution: Choosing the navigation strategy is a crucial thing in web designing. So, it must be based on the content and information architecture of your site. Instead of just downloading a script, it’s always advised to evaluate what it does and how it works for the site you are developing.

  1. Images:

Similar to navigation, the options available for managing images in responsive designing is totally fragmented as far as latest web design services and techniques are concerned. As W3C community has not backed a specification yet, designers are left with a broad range of scripts to fill in the missing functionality. Things get even more complicated if the designers consider the devices of next generation (high-pixel density displays).

Solution: Though there are no defined solutions for responsive images, designers have pretty good solutions which they can opt to. They can use “Adaptive Images”, “Resolution independence” and many other techniques which provide positive results without having to resort to many hacks.

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