Do You Know the Dos and Don’ts of a Responsive Website?

“If you don’t embrace the inherent fluidity of the web, you’re not a web designer, you’re something else. Web design is responsive design, Responsive Web Design is web design, done right.”

-Andy Clarke

This famous responsive website quote by Andy Clarke must have given you the idea about how important it has become to have a responsive website for your business, isn’t it? With more number of users using tablets and smartphones today, it has become important for every business owner to turn to a responsive website in order to draw more traffic to the website.

This is the reason why every responsive web design company in India is striving to offer the best user experience, no matter whichever device the users are using. But the important question is how do you ensure that you get the best responsive website designed? The following dos and don’ts will help you ensure it:

·         Do create a design that engages your audiences

Responsive design is not only about making the design and content fix a smaller window; it is actually about creating a design that draws the attention of your target group, irrespective of the devices they use. You can use different design elements and images to make sure that the users have a wonderful, engaging experience.

·         Don’t slow down the load time

There is no denying to it, an engaging experience will serve the purpose of having a responsive website. But you can’t ignore the fact that using oversized graphics will slow down the load time, which will give a bad user experience. So make sure that your graphics are dynamically optimized for the screen.

·         Do make use of icons to save on space

Whether you believe it or not, icons are the most effective ways to communicate with your audiences and to cut down on the wasted space. You can use icons to denote search, to signify menu and what not.

·         Don’t expect users to understand your invented icons

So you’ve invented some really cool icons and expect the users to understand? Trust us, you’ll only confuse them. With time, users have been regularly exposed to some universally accepted icons which you can use while creating your website, rather than using something very new and unknown.

·         Do create a flow map

Remember, a desktop user may have a completely different set of requirements than a mobile user. Therefore, to serve your audiences better with a beautiful and interactive website, you need to understand how the users will interact on various devices. And for this, you can create a flow map round the behaviour of the users.

·         Don’t forget that your flow map can evolve

It’s good that you make a flow map of your website design, but do not forget that the map can evolve as you progress with your design. You may need to update the map for a logical and better user experience.

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