As cool as they might be to play with, the number of new platforms are a big hurdle for web developing. The concept of using Responsive Web Development to adapt our page to different platforms might help solve this problem. It seems much more efficient to create a web site with the ability to change its format then to create seperate pages for each platform.
I found another article also titled Responsive Web Design . This is also an interesting article that goes along with the same concept. He goes along with the point that with the way Phones and Computer monitors are changing, it is impossible to be prepared for each combination and have a separate page for each. By making the computer “test” the device it is being viewed on and loaded the appropriate style sheet for it, the user is guarenteed to have an optimal experience.
Maybe my favorite thing about this concept, is the idea of a “Flexible Grid” layout for a website. This means that the actual layout of your website will change and adapt to better fit the user’s device. In an article called Understanding the Elements of Responsive Web Design, the author talks in length about the flexible grid. To me this seems to be the key to the idea of Responsive Web Design. By allowing our page to change and adapt we can now create a site without the fear of conflicts certain platforms.
This sounds like an awesome concept that I can not wait to start working with.