The Rise of Responsive Website Design: An Overview + Top 10 Showcase
Let’s face it, mobile websites are just clunky and ugly. And, with the increased performance enhancements of smartphones and mobile browsers, loading a web page is not nerely as cumbersome as it was in the past. These innovations in smartphones along with enhancements in web design have created a new breed of website. A website that doesn’t require a separate face for mobile. These websites are called responsive websites.
What is a Responsive Website
In short, responsive websites gracefully size to the screen it is being viewed on. No, I’m not talking about zooming in and zooming out. The websites elements actually expand and contract in order to provide a tailored user experience.
Frameworks You Can Use to Build a Responsive Website
- Foundation – we will be using Foundation for this tutorial because its one of the simplest to use and has a very good documentation.
- 1140 Grid – quite similar to Foundation and other frameworks, definitely worth the look.
- Twitter Bootstrap – one of our contributors, Ranjith Kumar, has written a couple of Twitter Bootstrap Tutorials which you will definitely find helpful.
- Less Framework
Top 10 Responsive Website Designs
Here is a list of the top 10 responsive websites you should check out before starting your first responsive web design project.