Is Default Responsive Web Designing a Good Practice?
Responsive web designing has undergone much progress in recent times. It has evolved from a stubborn page that looked more like a scanned page of paper to really dynamic and responsive websites that dispenses a 3D feel. This new era of web development has achieved the gratuity of technology and coding developments like Java Scripts, J query, PHP, which are latest on the show.
Responsive website designing has become so popular today, that web developers are observed to use this tempting method by default. However, this is not a very popular practice that proved to be useful while managing a client. In fact, many clients are in reality annoyed by the complex visualization of contents in their websites. Here it is necessary to note down that the very websites of high end technology like J query or PHP do not use much visual stand ups. Also, the websites of IT giants like Microsoft are quite simple to look at.
One of the many reasons which makes a responsive web design less popular is the complexity. Responsive and dynamic websites does look like general websites that interacts with user displaying contents in a straight forward manner. In Dynamic websites, the user interaction is quite superb with sensitive clicks and buttons that surprises them. However, if the contents of the website are not displayed in a proper and in an easily accessible manner, there is a possibility that users might not find what they were looking for.
Also, another problem with dynamic pages is there scaling in small screen devices like mobile phones and I-pads. Responsive layouts are especially designed to be fluid designs so that they adjust themselves to browser size. This is one of the reasons Google recommended responsive layout. However, while using dynamic responsive layouts, if the design is not planned out in a right direction, it could be a mess when displayed on smaller screens. The content layout may overflow or take entirely different shapes or contents may even not be displayed. Therefore, while developing such a website the responsive scaling must be looked into carefully.
One of the important reasons many clients do not choose a responsive website is because of limited browser compatibility. The term “limited browser compatibility” is not entirely correct for dynamic websites, but it is true to some extend. The only way to tackle this problem is to modify the codes in such a way that it is compatible with most of the browsers.
Therefore, the best practice is to ask clients about their requirement rather than a default inclusion of responsive design. It is better, when they are asked directly if they want responsive layout and dynamic design for their layout or not. They should be made known of its positive and negative aspects clearly before they take a decision.