Have you ever thought of designing a single web page that fits with all sizes of web browsers found on the market? Don’t you just get annoyed that the web page you so wonderfully made did not yield the expected results just because a different hardware was used to view it? Well, not to worry, with the rise of Responsive Web Design, various applications can now help you in designing and creating your size sensitive web pages. Here enlists the top 10 applications you can use to create the perfect website:
Being a developer, it would be a total waste of money to buy every kind of mobile device or web-capable devices in the market for the sole reason of testing whether your website is actually what it’s made to be. Fortunately, a wise fellow by the name of Matt Kersley developed this testing tool to check accurately whether your programming was correct.
Creating a webpage using boxes is not new to the internet. Grids enable the designer for an efficient layout for the webpage, separating one part of the web page from the other. Now, imagine if you can make these grids mobile and responsive to the device being used, without too much effort on your side. That’s exactly what Gridset provides you, a fast and accurate way to build your website.
Similar to Gridset, Bootstrap is also a grid design application that offers immediate design solutions for the designer. The only difference between Bootstrap and Gridset is that Gridset is more dynamic and offers more personalization as compared to Bootstrap that maximizes more on the template.
One of the hardest components to apply principles of responsive design are images, yet it is one of the most important components to make responsive. Basic dogma regarding images tells us that “big screens need bigger images, small screens need smaller ones” (Video). Classic HTML has no way to adapt for efficient design whilst other design languages use tedious coding to fix images. Adaptive Images gives you a way around this problem by allowing you to set breakpoints, quality, and others.
One of the most powerful image tool used for responsive web design is the Responsive Slides. Using this tool, developers are able to create websites with powerful images that could fade automatically, or through user input and programmed responses.
Wirefy helps the developer create highly responsive web pages using functional wireframes. Though it does contain user interface elements common to other web design tools, Wirefy focuses more on the content of the page rather than the design.
FlexNav offers you your sensible drop-down menus for all forms of devices, from huge computer screens of mobile devices that would fit in your pocket. It is specifically made for mobile devices, but could easily adapt to the bigger laptops and computer monitors.
Due to the advent of Text Wrap, as the text container resizes based on the screen being used, so does the text adjust based on the new dimensions. The problem with this reveals itself on headlines. Text wrap of headlines could have the disastrous effect of altering the layout of the page itself. In response to this, FitText was developed in order to amend this problem. FitText allows your website to automatically adapt to the width of the device.
The problem with tables is that it was meant to be displayed on a big screen. It displays multiple data so that those interested could look at one glance to the table and can generate the information they need immediately. Place that table on a tiny screen and you end up either destroying the layout or totally disarranging the rows and columns. Responsive Tables provides a viable solution to this problem. It uses CSS and JS to automatically deliver your table for devices with small screens.
Response.js allows developers to develop websites using Media Queries that would run on older web browsers (lower than IE 9). The most powerful tool you could use on Response.js is to set breakpoint, which lets the user choose between default break-points or custom breakpoints, depending upon the needs of the developer.
About The Author
Mark Wilston is a Content Writer and marketing professional working with PixelCrayons (a reputed Web & Mobile Application development company). He loves to read and write different blogs related to web design and technologies. Contributing in a blog post aids him spreading the words online with a new set of people.