There was a revolution being caused by the rapid expansion of mobile technology and the web design community needed to figure out how to make websites look and function better in a wider range of display settings. Web designers needed to break away from the traditional measures of building websites, and blaze a trail towards creating web designs that were completely responsive to their display environments.
Responsive web design was created out of the necessity to make a website look as great as possible on the largest variety of screens. This is done by associating percentages of screen size with elements of a website. For example, if an image is set as the background, the image can be set to fill 100% browser width. So, it will not matter if the width is 700 pixels or 2000 pixels, the website image will always fill the space in 100% capacity.
The responsive web design concept can be applied to as many or as few of the on page elements of a website as desired. The more responsive design techniques that are applied, the greater the likelihood of fitting a more diverse amount of display settings.
Having a website that is designed specifically with a desktop in mind is sometimes all that is needed. This is usually the case when the majority of the websites traffic is expect to be from users while sitting in front of larger display divices. Optimized web designers can make any desktop web design that you have in mind.
All that being said, with the amount of time consumers spend surfing the internet, if your website targets consumers you need a mobile version of your website. Optimized web designers can discuss a mobile web design to fit your website's needs.
The responsive web design era may have been born a decade ago, but there are still many websites, which presumably have significant mobile user traffic, that don't have a responsive web design to meet display needs. A strong responsive web design strategy on an existing desktop design may be a solution. Optimized web designs can implement responsive web design techniques on existing websites to make them more presentable to a more diverse amount of internet users.
Contact Optimized and speak with one of our responsive web design experts. They are available for calls and to answer responsive web design related questions over email.