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Mobile Gateway: Responsive Web Design

Information about Mobile Access Databases at the CMCC Library


Frameworks are collections of tools used for creating websites.


Responsive Web Design (RWD) refers to a method of designing websites so that the same website using the same base coding (programming) can be optimally viewed on any device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) regardless of platform.

A website built with responsive design is designed to adjust its display based on:

  • size screen
  • platform
  • orientation (landscape or portrait)

Websites created with Responsive Web Design are not device specific. RWD sites are built on a fluid grid of JavaScript & CSS and like any website require an Internet connection.

Several different frameworks (toolsets) exist to assist website developers with creating responsive websites.

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