Responsive Website Design

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Is it better to build a responsive website by yourself (self-taught through the internet) or hire a service provider?
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  • Profile picture of the author BranTheMan
    It's quite a challenge if you don't have any experience with it. I spent about a week trying to make mine look good for mobile and despite all of my best efforts, I ended up having to hire someone. It was very complex stuff that was well out of my skill range.
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  • I'm not sure what CMS you are using but WordPress has many free themes that are already responsive.
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  • Profile picture of the author ynef
    Building a responsive design is nothing complicated!

    All it takes is to find out where exactly your design breaks (when screen goes smaller) and to use media queries to "fix" the broken parts.

    I have two articles written where I go over the basics of a responsive design:

    Fluid and responsive website layouts become vital for your survival on the internet with the latest Google search update | /ynef.net

    Realistically, how much should a website cost? | /ynef.net

    tl;dr version:

    1. Create a fluid website

    2. Use https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...ddon/l-square/ to check where it breaks

    3. Use media queries to fix where it breaks


    Let's say your title is too big for a container when screen width goes below 800px. Assuming your font size is initially bigger than 12px, you simply add this to your css stylesheet:

    Code:
    @media all and (max-width: 800px) {
    .title{font-size:12px;}
     }
    This makes the font size inside the title class 12px when screen goes below 800px.


    That was also just an example. Do not use pixel units! Use em instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author BranTheMan
    That's awesome @ynef thanks. I'll be experimenting with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author sral
    Here is a coupon code for responsive web design https://www.udemy.com/responsive-des...couponCode=acc
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  • Profile picture of the author yasar
    Use bootstrap its also simple , we can use this create a responsive site quikly
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    It really depends on how complicated your overall site is. If you have the luxury of time, then go with self education and doing it yourself. If time is a constraint, you're way better off hiring a web designer.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreysloe
    Originally Posted by davidmillernyc View Post

    Is it better to build a responsive website by yourself (self-taught through the internet) or hire a service provider?
    Do your like to learn? If so, I could sign up at lynda.com and take a few courses. You can learn everything you need to know about responsive websites, and the different platforms available.

    On the other hand, if you pay someone to build the site, who's going to manage the site? If you don't know anything about the way the site was build, will you be able to maintain the site, or will you have to hire someone? Personally, I'd take the time to learn.

    As the old saying goes, "knowledge is power". Become a life-long learner!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
    The intricacy in web designing is no longer an obstacle which would stop website owners from building their own website. If you want to try it yourself, then you may do so, but when you need to design a custom-built responsive website then it is better to hire the services of a web designer.
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  • Profile picture of the author adlerdale
    Responsive design has various elements in one site that will respond correctly on different devices. Smart phones, Tablets are increasing rapidly and thus the design comes out to be highly important for mobile-friendly websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mooredesigns
    Building an efficient page is easy if you use the proper tool. There are templates that help web designers design highly effectively pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Riadfree
    Hi If you know html, css3 media queries you can do it easily. Or hire a person who can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nonilol
    The question is: Do you have expirience in webdesign OP?

    If yes, go ahead and learn about responsive design, it will take you alot of time to learn how to do it properly but its worth it if you plan to do do more webdesigns in the future.

    If you have no idea about webdesign or dont think you will happen to design a website in the future, hire a professional.
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