Responsive Web Design (RWD) – The Mobile Friendly Website Fundamentals

Web Wise, Website Tips

Mobile devices have been around for a while, but they were never used in a way (and to such a degree) as they are today. Surfing the web with these mobile devices has grown at a stellar pace, and for the first time will outnumber desktops and laptops starting this year. And most sites on the web are not optimized for these smaller screens.

Responsive web design, also known as mobile friendly design, assures that the website is responsive to any display size and adjusts accordingly to assure optimum viewing for any device.  For example, take our site ( Northwoods Web Designs ) shown below in different devices,  is designed with responsive in mind.

Responsive Web Designs

 

Similar to a chameleon per se, it will adjust the layout, navigation and content of what is displayed based on the size of the screen to assure the best viewing experience regardless of screen size.



To account for these smaller screens,

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iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3: Which smartphone is better for surfing the Web?

Hardware, Web Wise

Northwoods Web Designs On Smartphone
Both phones are really good at what they do. And they each have great displays, but which is better suited for browsing the web?  According to a recent study, 55% of users who own a smartphone, use their smartphone to surf the web (http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Cell-Internet-Use-2012/Key-Findings.aspx) .   The following compares the crucial features that come into play that determine which phone is the best for surfing the web.

DISPLAY: The Galaxy S3’s 4.8 inch screen (1280 x 720 resolution) wins in the real estate category vs. the iPhone 5’s screen size of 4 Inches (1136 x 640 resolution),  which is bigger than previous iPhones but no match for the Galaxy’s size. The iPhone 5’s Retina display does make the images
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