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21Dec/121

What Responsive web Design?

In Responsive web design the new method of web design is connected to the idea of developing a website design in a manner, that helps the lay out to get changed according to the user’s computer screen resolution. Also it suitably fixes on the mobile phone and tablet or ipad screen. It may be you called reactive web site which is adjust according to you display screen resolution. More specifically,  the theory allows for an advanced layout 1200 pixels wide, on a 1024 pixel  width screen, that auto-simplifies into any screen size resolution , for example, mobile phone screen, ipad or Tab screen . This particular designing technique we call “responsive web design”.

We better understand this with help of this image below.

 

 

 

 

 

Responsive web designing is a wholly different designing version than the traditional web designing, and developers must know about the responsive web designing. Today’s World is now change into MOBILE, everything come into the small device. With the help of internet everything is possible in mobile device which is he/she working on a computer with help of internet. Now personal computer screen size (which we may use screen resolution) is 10 to 20 times bigger than mobile or Tablet device.  This blog is a powerful example of the fact that few facts about the uses of responsive web designing.

 

Here are 3 responsive site for your reference:

http://www.solutiononline.co.in

http://www.greathotelphotography.com/

http://sarbamangalamandir.org/

 

 

 

The basic instinct might be to choose media queries to develop a responsive site.However, the hassle you face with media queries is that new queries can pop up from moment to moment; each time the user knowledge unexpected and extreme changes to the look and organization of the site. Experts suggest using some CSS transitions to ease the jump.

Pages that include data tables pose a special challenge to the responsive web designer. Data tables are very wide by default and when you zoom out to see the whole table it becomes too small to read. When you try to zoom in to make it readable, you are supposed to scroll both horizontally and vertically to look through it.  Well, there are several ways avoid this problem. Reformatting the data table as a pie or mini-graph is an approved solution. The mini-graph fixes even in narrow screens.

Images in responsive web designs are called context-awareResponsive web design images are primarily fluid images that can be replaced by context aware images, an updated version for better designing. This particular technique serves the purpose of responsive designing in true sense as the images serve at different resolutions, ranging from larger screens to smaller ones. The scaled images appear to change fluidly with the help of updated developer tools and coding languages, allowing designs to look sharp in every context. Responsive web designing is remarkably different from traditional designing in terms of technical and creative issues and a careful use of this can do wonder while designing.

Core Concepts

Three key technical features are the heart of responsive Web design:

  • Media queries and media query listeners
  • A flexible grid-based layout that uses relative sizing
  • Flexible images and media, through dynamic resizing or CSS

Truly responsive Web design requires all three features to be implemented.

The key point is adapting to the user’s needs and device capabilities. Suppose a mobile user will be viewing your site on a small screen. Taking the user’s needs into account doesn’t just mean adapting your content to the screen size. It also means thinking about what that mobile user will require first when visiting your site and then laying out the content accordingly. Maybe you’ll present the information in a different order. Don’t assume the user won’t need access to all the site information because she’s on a mobile device. You might need to change the fonts or interaction areas to respond better to a touch environment. All these factors influence responsive Web design.

While mobile devices are changing the display landscape, with the appearance of more and more small screens, don’t forget what’s happening at the other end of the spectrum. Displays are also getting larger and larger. Having to serve both segments shouldn’t stop designers from being innovative on either.

Media Queries

Starting with CSS 2.1, media types were used to apply CSS for both screen and print. You might remember these media types:

  1. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css" media="screen" />
  2. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="printfriendly.css" media="print" />

That was it! Luckily, the W3C improved media queries in CSS3, moving them a big step forward.

Today, you can use media queries to scope styles to specific capabilities, applying different styles based on the capabilities that match your query. You can even combine queries that test for several features by using semantic operators such as AND and NOT). Features include width, height, max-width, max-height, device-height, orientation, aspect-ratio, resolution and more.

There are three ways to implement media queries:

Use the @import rule to import style rules from other style sheets:

@import url(style600min.css) screen and (min-width: 600px);

Put media queries directly in the style sheet, This is the most common approach.

Implementing Media Queries Directly in a Style Sheet

#nav

{

float: right;

}

#nav ul

{

list-style: none;

}

@media screen and (min-width: 400px) and (orientation: portrait)

{

#nav li

{

float: right;

margin: 0 0 0 .5em;

border:1px solid #000000;

}

}

@media screen and (min-width: 800px)

{

#nav

{

width: 200px;

}

#nav li

{

float: left;

margin: 0 0 0 .5em;

border: none;

}

}

Include a query in a linked style sheet’s media attribute:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen and (max-device-width: 800px)" href="style800.css" />

 

Because of the (cascading) nature of CSS, default styles are defined at the top with the media query matching rules and styles below. Styles defined at the top will be cascaded to the matching styles in the rule, or even completely overwritten.

If you are a website owner and try to develop/redevelop your website into a responsive website please contact us.

You may contact us on: http://www.solutiononline.co.in/contact-us

1Dec/110

Mobile phones are enabling to change BIG 2 small on a global scale:

It is becoming clear that the new target and perhaps the main target over time will be the mobile device; a device that is much more personal than the “personal” computer. In the developed World, the Smartphone, I-phone, Android revolution has come with 3G+ internet and computing from the office and the home and enabled communication, consumption of information, entertainment and commerce anywhere and at any time — vastly expanding the digital economy. But at the same time the new era of business strategy is open. In our beloved World 2/3 of total population have mobile phone and most of those Users are use Multimedia handset.  Businesses are also recognizing the value of Mobile technology with collaborating more closely with business partners, competitors and lastly consumer. Sharing information about consumer behavior and supply chain processes is of critical importance.

 

These opportunities and what mobile commerce will look like in the future depend on the creation of an open and neutral infrastructure trusted by both businesses and consumers to enable a fast and easy adoption of the technology, to reduce the cost of the initial investment for businesses and to facilitate innovation and to allow interoperability between all technology components across applications and geographical locations.

 

Mobile commerce, often referred to as M-commerce, new idea on the advances by E-commerce. In E-commerce disadvantage then M-commerce is that interaction available to a wider audience in a more personalized way. The other difference between ecommerce and m-commerce is the opportunity to connect information with objects in a more direct way than has been possible until now.

The following area where M-commerce are most suitable:

 

  1. Advertising & Promotion.
  2. Order taken.
  3. Delivery confirm document.
  4. Traceability.
  5. Product Reports/Information. (for example : One mobile scan the q-code and get report/ information from the internet about the product).

Other more area (like stock report, Discount Coupons, etc.) are future daily job.

We also part of those era ready to introduce the innovative mobile application for education and interesting mobile software and application. These tools assist individual to overcome the daily life problem and take concepts and enhance individuals’ participation in flexible learning activities and in future they can be a mobile software developer or designer.

We deeply appreciate the precious experience of these developers and designer working in the areas of mobile application and design.

10Feb/110

YourVersion your personal researcher

A collator of personalized web content, Your Version is supposedly “the best way to discover new and relevant content tailored to your interests”. Searching everything from videos to blogs, Tweets to web sites, and products to news, Your Version can be your daily source of customized content. Called a “Real-time Discovery Engine” by the company, Your Version gives you real-time results / updates not based on any one keyword, but your specific interests. It is also significantly different from an RSS reader because it dose not rely on your subscriptions to display content, but instead, compiles content real-time based on your interests.

Your Version has a simple and uncluttered interface. Simply feed in your “interests” when signing up (you can add/delete new interests at any time), and find your real-time listings of the latest relevant content that is filtered by one or all interests. Have a slow Internet connection? Then click on “Condensed View” for an even simpler text-based listing interface.

You can bookmark interesting content on the site itself, and return to it simply and easily, whenever you want. You can also allow the site to auto-organise pages by interest. Sharing is especially easy on Your Version, allowing for Face-book, Twitter, and email-based sharing options, right on the listing page itself. You can also give a thumb rating to each article/piece of content.

Other interesting applications of Your Version are the iPhone, iPad, Android app and mobile site, as well as the easy-to-use Firefox toolbar.

The site was launched in September 2009, and has since won numerous awards at prestigious events. Click here to visit YourVersion.

14Jan/110

Android overtakes iPhone

android-over-iphoneFinally the prediction that one day the Android OS would overtake iPhone OS has come true!

Still, it is more of a testament to the appeal of the iPhone, that it has taken dozens of devices by featuring the same Android Operating System to overtake the iPhone OS – which is only offered on three smartphone devices, the iPhone 2G, the iPhone 3G, and the iPhone 3GS.

RIM still maintains its position though, and with a share of 36% it is clear ahead of both Android and iPhone OS. Android is now second in place with a share of 28%, while the iPhone OS lags at 21%.

While the news isn’ unexpected – in fact it was always a matter of when rather than if – the fact that it has happened so fast is impressive. It has been less than 2 years since the release of the first version of Android, which was used on very few devices. It is only with the release of Android 1.5 that the OS started appearing on devices.

In this short history, Android has gone from a few HTC phones to over two dozen manufacturers and with tablet and even netbook devices. There is no stopping Android now!