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Responsive Website : What are initial Hiccups of Designers & SEO

April 8th, 2013

Recently, a confused web Designer called us to drift out confusion about Responsive Web Design. Before becoming member of expensive Online Web Design Tutorial, this Web Designer read Responsive Web Design is Not the Future  . This web designer is member of a new web designers community which accept that The future mobile Web will be one where adaptive websites are indistinguishable from apps but they feels annoy due to common Responsive Design Mistakes & problems .

2013 is the year of Responsive Web Design, it is a well-known statement in web design industry. It has been seen that its arrival brought new developments in the design, size, quality, resolution and size, be it computer screen, mobile or tablet. With this new innovation and development the website looks prettier and technical trickery. If we talk technically then a number of facts come in front of you that prove its positive existence and demand. A responsive web design uses “media queries” to figure out what resolution of device it’s being served on. To correctly fit on the screen, flexible images and fluid grids are made that makes responsive web design more friendly and attractive.

You can have a look on the example to know about responsive web design functionality. Example: If you’re viewing the content on a desktop then obviously the content would be in large size. But, if you’re viewing the content on a small screen then the browser window gets smaller and automatically the content also get shrink. The images and content column will shrink, later the sidebar will disappear altogether. On the homepage, you’ll see the layout shrink from three columns, to two columns, to a singular column of content. Well, responsive web design has gained an enormous amount of momentum since its introduction in 2010 through an article, but still the designers & SEO gets Hiccups due to some of its disadvantages. Being too popular in web design industry, the responsive web design also considered as not into future as there are many reasons behind this fact. Some of the aspects of its failure are

  • Responsive websites are not much smaller in download size when viewed on smaller devices
  • The difference between a desktop user and a mobile user is not only screen size. Responsive websites are limited for utilizing features such as software potential, user location, connectivity, device limitations and user needs.
  • With the rapid growth of web and future improvements in screen technology, it would be a foolishness to label responsive web design as the future.

What is Responsive Web Design

We believe lots of designer still not aware about responsive web design. The term responsive web design has come into existence a couple of years ago. It is the concept and approach that suggests the design, development to respond user’s behavior and environment based on screen size. For example, if the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities.

New mobile device with different screen resolution

Designers and SEO get into problem when a new mobile device comes in market with new screen resolution. The new device carries different screen resolution because of which the responsive web design doesn’t work properly and it become headache for clients as well as designers. As designers don’t know about the upcoming device and its features therefore they can’t make responsive web design according to imagination.

Most Designers Ignore SEO within Responsive Web Design Project

 When designers ignore SEO within Responsive Web Design project many responsive websites become slow. The ignorance also leads to responsive websites of losing more than 10% of global mobile web traffic.

Top 10 Mobile Apps Popular Among Sonitek Web & UI Designers

March 11th, 2013

While on weekend meeting, our developers and project team leaders were exchanging their thoughts on some leading  mobile applications. During this meeting, we came to the conclusion that these mobile app can speed up designing & Developing tasks which are necessary for a company to deliver Design service at affordable rate. Our Designer team leader has shared his favorite applications which he use almost each days. We download those apps, analyses practical usages, UI experience & create deep insight report for each designer & developer of Sonitek company.

Let us allow to share selected mobile application which win our heart.  We believe that you will appreciate these interesting apps after reading the facts and advantages.

Have a look on some interesting and advance Mobile Applications.

WhatTheFont :  Quickly Reveal Font in Your Snap

WhatTheFont Mobile App to Know Font

In the world of fonts, we designers are aware of only few names of fonts, but by the assistance of WhatTheFont application, we easily find out name of different fonts. Within few seconds, we can easily recognize about the type of font that is displaying on mobile screen. Our developers use this application by wi-fi, but it also works through mobile phone network. The application allows user to make the fonts alive and impressive that touched heart. This advance application will not make you get bore in any manner.

PHP Cheat Sheet: Now never forget PHP functions and syntax

PHP Cheat Sheet Iphone Application

Most of the time, we face problem in tracing the desired address or resource that have already accessed or read earlier. But with the PHP Cheat Sheet, one can comfortably resolve the problem of tracing desired function through this app interface. While using these applications we came to know about a number of functions that compelled to say wow. Some of them include File Handling, Errors, File System, Filter, Math, MySQL, SimpleXML, String, XML Zip, FTP, HTTP, Libxml, Mail and many more. Both experienced & fresher developers, can easily use this app as quick reference notes. Good news for people is that PHP cheat sheet available in Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, users.

Quark DesignPad : Creators of QuarkExpress

Quark DesignPad - Its Easy to Create Grid-based Design

Whenever our clients ask developer team leader for advance layout, his first preference is always go for Quark DesignPad app. He always admires this app because it is easy in use and helps to craft the imagination in unique manner. Its, never easy to control & design grid based layout. But this wonderful app gives power to easily create grid base design & bestows the user to style page layout with pictures and text in it.

Color Thief:  - Inspire Designer to Steal Color Ideas

Color Thief - A Must App for Every Designer

People who are looking for a magical tool for colors, their search gets end at Color Thief application which is available for various gadgets. Color Thief render user to cleverly steal color from an image to filter another pick. User can easily access to infinite range of filters to match the mood of image with another impressive design. Don’t worry it is quite user-friendly.

iMockups: Sketch Your Web Application Mockups 

iMockups mobile app for iPad on iTunes - Each Developer can create Mockups

iMockups enable our designers and developers (definitely, it help you) to comfortably and quickly draft wire frames for their websites and apps. Its smooth and nice interface, allows user to create interactive prototypes. With its intuitive UX feature, people can easily focus on a site’s foundations. It is found a perfect application for multiple projects and manage them comfortably from project view.

Dropbox : A perfect way to share content

Dropbox  - Mobile App for Exchanging Product Snaps Between Client & Web Design Company

Our smart clients share their product images through Dropbox app (Mac and window user) between PCs, Macs and iPads. One can easily access those images and details of changes that are asked by the clients. Dropbox also allow sharing the heavy documents files to each team member of a project. It is a perfect alternative of sharing content.

Flipboard:  Beautify Your Design world

Flipboard Mobile App for iPhone Android Platform

Being a social magazine application Flipboard enables people to read magazine all through their way. The application is available for Android, iPhone and iPad. One can enjoy the day-to- day news and great moments at one place with this nicely designed advance application. One shall try it once, it will surely offer a good experience to you.

FormIt: A free and dynamic application of iPad

Autodesk's Formit iPad Apps bring Mobile Architectural Modeling

FormIt create and collaborates, the design concept professionally through Autodesk, like the 3D design company behind 3D tools Maya and 123D Catch. Building Information Modeling (BIM) feature supports the stages of project in a perfect way. It allows user to avail followup actions like sending an email.

Adobe Photoshop touch

Adobe Photoshop touch is a wonderful application to explore and play with imagination as it let you combine image quickly with professional touch. The results can be easily shared with friends and family through social networking sites. The application is available for all iPad or Android tablet, iPhone or Android phone, and iPod Touch. Be advance in the hi-tech world by using the renowned and easy application.

Dolphin Browser

Dolphin Browser android app provide awesome browsing experience

Relish the best browser experience through Dolphin browser application that has number of features. The quick access render user to share the web content instantly to the desired social networking website, mobile devices, desktop etc. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the application and its features. Make your mobile life easy and enjoyable.

Being gadget freak, we always check out the latest apps that keeps us up-to-date in fast pace and advance lifestyle. Some of the above applications that we reviewed in past few days, are quite advance and it will surely become a dream of every gadget freak.