One of the current buzz words in the design industry is Responsive Design. Clients hear this term and find themselves compelled to need one. They think Responsive will be the do all be all for their web needs in terms of covering all the possible platforms. In years past we had the 960 grid system that worked until more fluid layouts became more prevalent in the marketplace. Both the 960 and fluid layouts had limitations when it came to mobile and tablet layouts and have gradually been replaced with responsive. Not that both design methods were not readable but rather they didn’t dynamically adjust for the screen size. Responsive has been the next evolution of website layouts, meaning your website will change depending on the device being used.
Note: the responsive issue was brought to my attention while testing my site on a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (edited for JP Lgos). I have a fully responsive site, however on the Note my site was having difficulties responding to the screen size. The note, which looks like a tablet you hold to your head, has a 5.5″ screen.
Part 2 – The Development cycle