There are many important items to know about responsive websites.
What Is Responsive?
Responsive web design, or RWD, is the technology that allows a website to flow and change to fit the screen that the end user is viewing. The content on the web page resizes up and down (to certain points), and then starts to reposition in order to fit on the smallest screens.
How do you get a responsive website?
Responsive technology is a combination of design + content code / technology, but first it is a design decision. That means that your website design must originally be created as responsive from the start.
Getting a responsive website requires getting a new website design. You cannot take an existing site, especially an older site, and change it to responsive.
Faithwebsites offers a fully responsive Content Management System (CMS). Converting to the responsive CMS does require a design change (update/upgrade). The responsive CMS is available with our Signature Theme, Enhanced Theme and/or Custom Design options. Our design offerings for responsive will continue to grow and expand.
How do I control what content flows to what position on my responsive home page?
In short, you don't.
There are dozens of combinations of variables that control how content resizes and moves. There are core industry standards for what are called "breaking points" (or break points) and those are defined largely by operating systems and device manufacturers. We adhere to all current standards and use current code and methods to allow the site's code to flow content as need be.
In a nutshell, the code uses an algorithm that morphs your website into dozens of outputs based on screen size, resolution, operating system and more. This ensures that every user, no matter what screen they are on, gets to experience your website at its best.
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For more information, read our Introduction Article.