- EdTech Magazine takes a look at three college websites that have used responsive design, allowing their pages to adapt to user behavior, platforms and devices.
- The examples include University of California, San Diego, Hendrix College and the University of Notre Dame.
- The sites adjust to browser window sizes and other factors, improving user experience across desktop and mobile environments.
From the article:
"... Responsive Web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. The practice consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. As the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, the website should have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s preferences. This would eliminate the need for a different design and development phase for each new gadget on the market. ..."