With the advent of technology, there is a constant evolution in the web designing field. There is always an ever-changing demand by the clients to circumvent the competitors. One such technology in demand is the responsive web design (RWD) and device agnostic. Responsive web design is gradually emerging in popularity. It is becoming the most accepted medium for accessing web pages. Those who have adaptive approaches, love responsive web design and create the website for different devices.
The responsive web design is focused on the viewers. With the increasing usage of mobile devices and the growing demand of the internet, web designers are always keen to use responsive design in their work. This enables them to adapt their design elements to any device. The responsive web design focuses on a few elements that make a site more interesting. Take a quick look at the following elements:
RWD emphasises on compatibility:
With the emerging trend towards a variety of different mobile devices, web designers need to ensure that a site run properly on any devices.
RWD emphasises on flexible images:
Sizing images adds adaptability to the web pages. With the advantage of flexibility through RWD, viewers can get any image within the bound of its section as the image adapt flexibly to the medium loading it.
RWD emphasises on fluid grid:
With responsive web design using percentages the flow of a page can be made more flexible and virtual. Therefore, it is easy for the pages to conform to any particular device and make it compatible to any situation.
RWD emphasises on minimum scrolling:
It is quite annoying for the viewers to scroll too many pages to access a site’s content. Responsive approach tries to put all the important content in centre and up front.
However, with the device agnostic approach coming into effect, working with the responsive designs can be quite tricky. Now the most obvious question that would come to your mind is what exactly device agnostic approach is.
Device agnostic is a design that is not restricted to any specific device. It is completely independent of any machine and ensures that the websites does not depend on the device on which it is loaded on. The hardware and the software related to device agnostic are compatible across different systems and require no manual modification. A design is device agnostic as it focuses mainly on the user’s needs and demands, regardless any device.
How is device –agnostic approach different from traditional web design?
With device-agnostic approach in responsive web design, the devices become secondary and the content takes the lead role. This has an important impact on the sequence of the creation of the web design, design development and formation of content altering their occurrence places. By keeping the device parameters in mind responsive design concentrates on content creation. Whereas, the traditional web design focuses on the framework and the elements of the screen for framing the content.
The relation between responsive design and user content with device-agnostic:
A significant aspect in designing an effective web page and its content requires an understanding and anticipation of the user’s needs. Those responsive designs which strictly obey the device-agnostic approach, without any doubt present the content in the best possible manner that is appropriate for the device on the screen.
The most important question – is this the content the users are searching for?
Well, the answer to this question is uncertain. It has been observed that the tasks performed and the information accessed by the user always varies and depends on the user’s device. The design of device agnostic approach is adaptable to any device and also offers the tasks the users want to perform on their device.
The next important question is how to evaluate any activity before the content is presented?
Well, the best approach will be the ‘best guess’ approach. With this approach, you can start publishing the content and then assess the user activity and execute the task analysis. Now the project phrases can be rearranged from design, develop, chronological content creation to content creation, design and development order. This modification in the hierarchy is based on the insight to upraise decision making process about the content.
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