Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design or RWD as it is commonly referred to, implies the formatting of Website design in a way that it most optimal for viewing and navigation across a wide range of devices, including traditional PCs, smartphones and tablet devices. An RWD makes use of media queries, which enable the page to employ different CSS3 style rules; plus fluid grids and flexible images, so that the Website automatically adjusts itself for a variety of mobile devices and their screens.

RWD, while a boon for mobile Web developers today, also poses its own challenges, which are as follows: Converting older fixed-width Websites pose the major challenge for Web developers. This would most probably require them to rethink the entire Website design and redo it from scratch. Data tables and other complex structures, which contain several rows and columns, cannot be fitted properly for viewing on smaller mobile devices such as smartphones.