Adaptive or adaptive web design (English, Responsive Web Design) is a philosophy of design and web development by using structures and fluid images, as well as a half sheet CSS, gets adapt the website to the user environment .
The American designer and author Ethan Marcotte created and spread this art from a series of articles on A List Apart 1 a publication specializing in web design and development line, then spread idea in his book Responsive Web Design.
Today the users of our websites or online stores can access them from different media: a PC with widescreen, mobile, tablet … Assuming that the design of a website, to work , must be centered on the user (and not the designer, the developer or the owner of the web), it is important that the experience the user has with our website as pleasant as possible regardless of what medium is using to view it. That is why while many websites are using what is called Responsive Web Design or responsive web design.
What is Responsive Web Design or Web Design Adaptable?
There are a number of techniques to adapt our website to medium through which a user is accessing it. Screen sizes vary according to the means by which it is accessed (not the same screen of an iPhone than a widescreen desktop) but users increasingly require experience using our website is optimal for each case. Mainly using HTML and CSS can serve the user a version of our website depending on the screen width used. That is, our site is adapted to the screen width, responds to changes in the size of it. We may also think about improving access to forms, buttons, etc … That’s Responsive Web Design or Web Design Adaptable.