I just launched my new website. My old website was up for some time now. It served me well during that time, showcasing my work and a bit about myself, but now it’s time for something new. Something that can evolve over time and be nice to look at, which got me thinking about responsive layouts. In today’s digital world, it is important to keep yourself relevant. Things move so fast now as technology is constantly evolving. This is one of the reasons why I redesigned my site (responsively).
In order to respond to the way we view and react to content, we have to understand the nature that consumers are receiving it. Through social media sites, website technologies and mobile devices, we have become more connected with each other than ever before.
These trends are constantly making consumers think and then re-think the way in which the world is communicating. As more people continue to adopt mobile devices into our lives such as tablets and Smartphones, we’re seeing a shift in the way designers and developers are addressing this. The idea of responsive design has become a hot topic amongst the interactive community. In fact, you cannot ignore when Google officially recommended responsive design as a specific facet of mobile design strategy. The rate of responsive sites is growing and over time will represent the majority of the way users consume content. Right now, a mass migration to responsive design has been checked (temporarily) by web browsers and content management systems which are not up-to-speed on HTML5 and CSS3. Eventually that will change, but for that to happen we need designers and developers to embrace the design philosophy which has guided responsive design this far.
I’m all in favor of emerging technologies and design trends. Responsive design has shown to be just that, a formidable solution for businesses and consumers.