What should we keep in mind when developing a responsive website?

What should we keep in mind when developing a responsive website?

The responsive web design is one that allows adapting the appearance of a website to the platform from which it is displayed. This includes automatic resizing of images, tables, structural elements, text and videos. However, this alone is not enough for a site to be considered suitable for any device. Often web developers overlook other aspects that exclusively affect the user experience of those entering from devices other than traditional laptops and desktops:

The content, first. Before designing a responsive website, we must define the volume of content that we are going to show on it. The ideal is to be able to show mobile users the same amount of content as computer users.

A finger is not a cursor. A button may have the right size to be “clicked” but be too small to be pressed with a finger, whose diameter is about 44 pixels. If this was not done, the user may accidentally activate adjacent buttons.

The window is not the screen resolution. To test from a computer if a design is responsive, you can restore the browser window and shrink or enlarge its size. The design should be tailored to any possible size, not just the “standard” dimensions of a tablet or smartphone. What would happen if a user wanted to see our site in a small window to have a Word document open in the remaining space on the screen?

On a touch screen, it: The: hoverCSS selector allows you to specify how an element is transformed when you mouse over it, without clicking. This action does not exist in touch devices, where any contact with the finger is considered as a click. Therefore, a button that changes color when we move the mouse over it will not show that behavior on a smartphone.