Responsive Web Design Myths Debunked (Part II)
With the Smartphone market flooded with new products, any website is now accessible from anywhere. The main thing to understand here is that the websites should have responsive designs for easy access from each and every device. Nowadays, there are a few myths related to responsive design are going around. Let’s debunk some of the myths.
In the previous article, we debunked some of common myths associated with the responsive web design. Here are a few more myths busted:
- Myth No. #1 In responsive designs, content gets hidden: This myth is ridiculous, in fact the most idiotic myth one can believe. The whole concept behind responsive design is to make the website more accessible to everyone. Then, why would anyone prefer to hide the contents of the site? Hiding the content is not a good idea because it’s one the main things that helps to attract a potential consumer. Therefore, it is better that you drop the thought of hiding any content in your website. The navigation area on a website is affected the most, if content of a website is hidden. The reason of using responsive design is that it can display all the content on every device.
- Myth No. #2 Responsive websites are slower than other due to heavy page load: This only happens if there’s a fault in methodology or implementation. You’ll find a number of websites which are built with responsive design, but these sites give users a desktop experience without considering the type of device they are using. As a result, the pages take more time to load, if a person is using a mobile phone. However, this is not the complete scenario. Not only the web pages lose their properties, the slow loading of websites on mobile phones might result in the user switching to the competitors website. You can’t blame this on methodology instead it happens because of the bad program written by the programmer. Therefore, it’s strongly recommended that you hire the services of the best web design company on the Gold Coast, Australia.
- Myth No. #3 For every screen, universal image optimization is needed: Let’s understand this issue with the help of an example of Foundation. While developing a responsive design, the framework you are working on, is not built to work properly with images larger than the size of the container. So, it’s required to be toned down in order to fit inside the grid. There’s background size property which helps to scale down background images. Generally, on new-age devices the large images are toned down almost fifty percent of the original size.
- Myth No. #3 Testing the design on all kinds of devices make it universally acceptable: This is what responsive websites are all about. They are “Designed for all”. But, this doesn’t imply that you have to test the website on each and every device in the market because it’s neither a feasible, nor a practical solution. The best solution here is small samples, so test only a few selected ones that cover all the basic aspects of design.
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