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Racked with Response

I can honestly say I did not contemplate nor fully understand all of the work that would go into adapting web pages to respond correctly to the varying web browsers. These three articles went deeply into the different components that have to be considered in order to make a successful modern website, and helped me grasp the concept a little better.

The first article, Responsive Web Design , emphasized need and want for adaption. It explained how we do have options to create outstanding web designs yet still have ignored many browsers. To prove we really can adapt, the author displayed visually, as well as through code, how simple html changes quickly make a web design beautiful on all media formats. Overall, the author tried to encourage his readers to realize how anyone could learn to adapt their web browsers and make them creative for they have the tools at their literal fingertips.

The article, Introduction to CSS Media Queries , felt a bit more emphasized on CSS sheets. Now the first article of course focused on this as well but wanted us to see more of the visual becoming beautiful through adaption. While the second pushes how different CSS was made for different types of web browser screens, making the images flexible. The author did this so that we could understand that a website for a mobile and a tablet can be compliant, but that we should work to make it more refined. A website’s imagery should change easily from browser to browser, not simply be meshed together and deemed sufficient.

The last article, The Pros and Cons of Responsive Web Design vs. Mobile Website vs. Native App , was my favorite because it was different from the first two, and very clear and direct. It does not focus on so much the design but rather the benefits of web browsers, allowing a new web designer to better understand what they are creating and prefer in design. The fact that the pro and cons are simplified is good for the readers, because it minimizes the information allowing the reader to focus.

The articles were very focused on the same topic of responsiveness of different web browsers but still provided differentiating insight into the topic. All three made me want to understand what my finished design would look like and how I should really focus on this matter, because there are too many different medias out there now to simply ignore the matter.

photo credit: RESPONSIVE


  1. Brandon Valencia

    I totally agree with you. Looking over the summary and reading the links provided really gives you a better understanding of responsive design and media Queries. When going into class last week i was little worried id be overwhelmed, but i kinda have a better understanding after doing this assignment.

  2. Alan Espejel

    I agree. It’s nice to see everything laid out in the websites. It can be a bit daunting to understand all this content but, as you said, it’s a highly valuable tool for web design. There are just too many devices nowadays to have only a plain desktop website. You have to be able to adapt your website for all devices and these articles do a good job explaining all that.

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