Web design in the past has been just plain clunky, to put it the best way that I can think of. The web has evolved to the point where a large percent of people become frighteningly bum puzzled at just the mere thought of living in a world without constant Internet access. There are literally people that own PCs and laptops that use them for nothing more than social networking and other online activities that require being connected to the web continuously. This is just a small example of why responsive web design has become more important than ever.
The rapid changes in technology is connecting people around the globe in more ways than anyone ever could have possibly imagined. Teams of scientists, educators, and even private consultants would not be able to conduct the level of business that they do without website layouts that have the ability to transform to fit any visual device.
Web designers have become a highly sought after commodity by everyone from entrepreneurs, mom-and-pop sandwich shops to big businesses and universities. There is so much work that goes into making a website both attractive and functional that trying to explain it to the average person is quite difficult, to say the least. In the minds of most people, it is a matter of simply pushing the on button and making a device do what it does.
The idea of making Web site layouts responsive was already long overdue when smartphones and different size computer screens were introduced to the world. Since then, there has been a mad rush to catch up and then stay well ahead of the manufacturers of these devices. Some of the most creative minds have come out of the woodwork to use their talents for the greater good of the web. Many of those geniuses may not have actually realized that their talents would be called upon by some of the biggest names online.
Thinking about the average social network user and the most common tasks that they do, including every day search for people, places and things, a person can become overwhelmed quickly. So you can just imagine how involved it must’ve been for designers, which I prefer to call architects, to make sense out of the online world and make it all come together for off line eyeballs.
Building a better web has taken a lot of teamwork and global collaboration. Graphic designs, the text styles that are used for a wide range of different purposes and even the music and video technology that is used across the web are continuously being modified. Making everything that the average every day user sees on their screen appear to be something that “just happens” takes tremendous mental power and ingenuity.
As the web continues to evolve into the usage of even more personal spaces, the world will see the truest power behind the minds that have joined forces to create a truly awesome and responsive world wide web.