Reading the three articles on responsive websites and media queries, I learned a number of things.
- Introduction to CSS Media Queries – This article taught me a lot about the functionality of media queries and how they can make a web developers life a lot easier. It’s quicker to make your website responsive to the screen size the viewer is looking at than to create a brand new mobile website. This article also gave the code that allows you to add media queries into your own website.
- The Pros and Cons of Responsive Web Design vs. Mobile Website vs. Native App – This article outlined the pros and cons of using a responsive web design versus using a mobile website or a native app. It showed me that the benefits of each design is predicated on your or your business’ needs. There is no right or wrong answer to which design you should use; instead, it just depends on what you’re looking for and what your needs are.
- Responsive Web Design – This article helped to clarify media queries as well as how to adapt your website to all sorts of sizes and devices. It was very helpful to have the code embedded into the article as well as the effect the code had on the image or website itself. Responsive web design is the way all websites should be designed, as the article demonstrated.