Back in 2012, while many web designers were making really creative and professional websites, there was another requirement. The need to make responsive websites.

While most companies and designers did not seek to make their landing pages, or newsletters or websites responsive at the time, it became a necessity soon. By responsive I mean the websites responding to the device, so that the website or html page may appear properly on it.

Web Designers and companies who made websites, were frequently asked by clients the question “do you make static or dynamic websites?” in the beginning of a discussion. Some people at the time referred to dynamic websites as websites with Flash animation. I used to make websites with Flash too, but found it very difficult, as it needed something called “Action Script” (code) to give the animations more features and functionality. The big question is will Flash work after 2020? Well, most browser vendors have announced they will stop supporting Flash Player after December 2020.

Browsers such as Google Chrome now require to enable settings to view Flash animation. It is not enabled by default. The definition of static and dynamic has changed completely in recent years due to advancement in web technologies and frameworks.

Here are a few great tools to make your website more responsive –

https://simplefocus.com/flowtype/
Resizes Text to fit screen.

https://dollarshaveclub.github.io/reframe.js/
Makes unresponsive elements responsive.

http://lab.maltewassermann.com/viewport-resizer/
Awesome responsive design testing tool.

Conclusion

These days responsive design is a prerequisite. It is something clients and companies expect to be a part of the overall website or landing page design and development. Responsive design will remain a norm in the coming years.

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