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Mobile Resources: Responsive Web Design

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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.


Frameworks are collections of tools used for creating websites.

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