3 Ways to Make Your Website Mobile Responsive.

When we talk about responsive design, we're not just talking about a mobile-friendly layout. We're talking about fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries that let the site change with the screen real estate. These three things are important for all sorts of reasons, but here's why you should care about flexible grids:

Section: Flexible Grids

Flexible grids are compact. They let your content breathe by preventing it from being squished into a small box on a small screen. They prevent your eye from getting lost in a sea of white space on a mobile device. And they let your content flow across multiple columns and screen sizes.

The first step to making your website mobile responsive is to make it so that the layout is flexible and can adjust based on the size of the device. The good news is that modern coding languages have made this much easier. When you're coding in HTML5, you can use a grid with relative units like em, which will scale depending on the screen size of the device (for example, an em will equal 16 pixels on a desktop screen, but only 12 pixels on a tablet). This means you don't have to worry about pixel measurements when designing your layout, which allows for greater flexibility.

Section: Media Queries

A media query is a CSS statement that tests for certain conditions and displays different styles if those conditions are met. If a browser meets all of the criteria in the query, it will display one style. If it doesn't meet any of them, it will display a different style—a completely separate layout.

Section: How Media Queries Work

To make a website mobile responsive, you have to create a specific layout for when your site is being viewed on a mobile device. To do this, you have to know what kind of device that person is using—there's no point in creating a special layout for tablet users if you're not also going to make one for phone users! You can do this by testing whether the screen size is less than 767 pixels wide or less than 480

Section: Responsive images

Web designers and developers are faced with a challenge: how do you create a site that is appealing to everyone, regardless of their device or browser? Mobile users are an integral part of this discussion, as more and more people access the web via mobile devices than any other means. While responsive design has solved some issues (such as font sizes), it doesn't address how images are served on mobile and desktop devices.

If your website looks good on every kind of device, you've already taken a big step towards being found in the growing market of mobile web users. But if your site's images don't work well with mobile devices, they can make your site feel clunky and unappealing to the majority of potential customers who are searching on their phones.

Takeaway: There are three ways to make your website mobile responsive.

Mobile traffic has surpassed desktop traffic in 10 countries across the globe, according to StatCounter. In the United States alone, mobile devices accounted for 51 per cent of Internet users as of May 2014.

In addition, Google now factors mobile-friendliness into its search rankings. The search engine giant announced plans to roll out an algorithm update on April 21 that will boost its mobile search rankings for websites deemed “mobile-friendly” by Google.

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