Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Responsive Website Design?
- As a responsive website designer, what would you actually do on my site?
- If there were a tagline that can precisely define you, what would it be?
- Why should I change my current site to a Responsive Website Design?
- Why should I be concerned about mobile strategy?
- RWD sounds like the right mobile technique for my organization web page. What first steps should I take?
- Which do you recommend: Separate Mobile Version or Responsive Website design?
- How do responsive websites impact SEO?
- Will Responsive website Design work on limited devices?
- What challenges are there while converting to a responsive interface?
- What are common screen resolutions?
- What if I want to convert my existing web page into a responsive one?
- What screen resolutions do you support?
- How do I know if particular web site is a Responsive Design one?
- How does Responsive Design techniques impact overall project cost?
- How long will it take to build my web page?
- Can I use visual graphics, images, and videos on my responsive website?
- Do you have samples of some good responsive sites you recently designed?
- Which devices are used in relation to responsive websites?
- Will my responsive web design be compatible with any browser?
- If I choose the Responsive website Design, will my website still work with older browsers?
- How does the timeline for my responsive website layout project work?
- What type of support will you provide?
- How do you compare the merits of choosing framework (like Bootstrap or Foundation) vs writing your own custom code?
- Are there any tools/frameworks that help you build responsive sites faster and easier? Have you ever used Bootstrap?
- Only a handful of smartphone users visit my site. Should I still be considering a responsive design?
- Due to the complexity of my website, it has both dynamic functions and complex systems of which some can be made responsive and some cannot. Can you develop part of the web site using RWD?
- What is the difference between Responsive and Adaptive web pages?
- What are the advantages of Adaptive layout over Responsive layout?
- Is your personal site/blog responsive?
- When and how did you begin your career in responsive website design?
As a responsive website designer, what would you actually do on my site?
My team and I create user-centred designs from design mock-ups with code that translates across all browsers and mobile devices. We deliver a clean UI implementation, minimalist design for speed, and superior visual communication.
Consider these positive points about me:
- Creative thinkers
- Consistency throughout an application
- Extensive program experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver and other tools.
- HTML5 and CSS 3 web pages that are cleanly coded, user-friendly, and multi-device functional
- Both technical and creative
- Solid understanding of web standards and semantic code
- SEO proficient
- Excellent communication and time management skills
- Motivated, takes initiative, multitasks
- Experienced in delivering quality products on time
- Team oriented, good interpersonal skills
- The ability to collaborate effectively with team members
- A positive, can-do attitude
- A passion for technology matched with a high awareness of industry context and development of relevant technology
- An online portfolio that demonstrates knowledge and skill base with links to live Responsive sites. Click here to view my stunning web design portfolio.
- Strong experience with Bootstrap & Foundation’s responsive front-end framework
- Strong experience with UX processes and UI implementation
If there were a tagline that can precisely define you, what would it be?
“A freelance web designer who loves designing eye-catching, search engine optimized, responsive websites to match any industry or audience.”
When and how did you begin your career in responsive website design?
I have personally been building websites since 2005 and have seen remarkable changes in the industry due to needing to serve new devices, such as tablets and mobile ones. It is not just about PC solutions as it was when I started 8 years ago.
As recently as 2007 when I was working for a Fortune 500 company, my PC only had Windows 97 and 32mb of RAM with a 2GB capacity. Today, the iPhone 5 has 1G of RAM and up to 64BG of storage in a device a fraction of the size of my old PC. Web designers today need to keep up with technology more than ever.
More and more people are converting to mobile devices and with that comes the expectations that websites are keeping up with the demand and structure.
Echo Freelance prides itself on providing clients with the most current responsive solutions so that their clients have the best web experience possible. I come up with a comprehensive solution at a competitive price, and that has been what best serves my clients.
My team and my experience confirms that responsive web design is essential in today's web design market.
Will Responsive website Design work on limited devices?
Another reason why I prefer responsive design is that responsive design's functionality is determined by screen size, not the device itself. The future points to devices including TVs, watches, and even glasses, as having internet browsing capabilities. In fact, Google officially recommends RWD as a preferred platform for mobile devices.
What challenges are there while converting to a responsive interface?
I've found that sites with large images or that run on Flash can be a bit more time consuming, but most of the time there are no related issues.
What are common screen resolutions?
20 x 240, 480 x 320, 640 x 480, 960 x 540 and 1024 x 768.
Note that responsive webs will be supported by changes in resolutions coming in future.
What screen resolutions do you support?
I support all PCs, Tablets, iPads, and smartphones. For example: 320px (iPhone landscape), 480 px (iPhone portrait), 600px (Android Tablets), 768px (iPad + Galaxy Tabs) and 1024px (iPad landscape and desktops).
How do I know if particular web site is a Responsive Design one?
Simply open the same link in your PC desktop and resize the browser. The site should change size as you change the browser size. Another option is to compare layouts of a site in the same tab.
How long will it take to build my web page?
Timeframes vary, again, based on the client's needs and what they already have in place. Times can run from one week to several weeks depending on the demand of the project.
Can I use visual graphics, images, and videos on my responsive website?
Definitely. To add to those, you can also use flexible image sizes and video displays.
Do you have samples of some good responsive sites you recently designed?
Yes. Visit My Web Design Portfolio to see examples. The samples there represent large content and aesthetically pleasing displays.
Which devices are used in relation to responsive websites?
Mobile devises include iPad, iPhone, HDTVs, Tablets, and Android phones…any device that is portable and connects to the internet.
Will my responsive web design be compatible with any browser?
Yes. Because I recognize that people have options when it comes to web browsers, my team and I craft all of the websites to be compatible with the latest browsers, including: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and previous versions of IE, iOS Safari, and Android Browser.
If I choose the responsive website design, will my website still work with older browsers?
How does the timeline for my responsive website layout project work?
I contact clients when they sign up for my services so I can better understand your specific project. From there, a timeline is developed and agreed up that represents the project from start to finish.
What type of support will you provide?
I utilize milestones to keep clients posted on the progress of their responsive website. While my team and I strive to meet all deadlines, I stay in constant communication if there is a delay for some unforeseen reason. Once a hurdle is met, I continue to meet the final project deadline.
How do you compare the merits of choosing framework (like Bootstrap or Foundation) vs writing your own custom code?
The biggest consideration when choosing between framework and writing your own code is time and how it will work with the specific programming languages and technologies already in use.
Oftentimes frameworks make claims for being customizable; the truth is that if your project has specific requirements, framework may not be able to provide the solution. It's industry known that Bootstrap is heavy on code. What all this means is that the best solution is for you to have your responsive website requirements and features prioritized prior to programming.
Are there any tools/frameworks that help you build responsive sites faster and easier? Have you ever used Bootstrap?
Normally I don't use frameworks due to the more rigid structure that was developed by someone else and may not be the right solution for the projects I work on.
Only a handful of smartphone users visit my site. Should I still be considering a responsive design?
Definitely. What RWD really means is that no matter what device a visitor comes to your site on, they should have a user-friendly experience of being able to access all of the features and content. In addition, it could be that mobile device users tried going to your site and were turned away by a poor experience.
Due to the complexity of my website, it has both dynamic functions and complex systems of which some can be made responsive and some cannot. Can you develop part of the web site using RWD?
The answer is yes, but is not recommended. A website with a blend of programming can lead to a frustrating experience for visitors. Instead, I recommend that clients let me build their site to being responsive and then adapting the parts that being responsive is not needed. It could be that I leave the content as is for the PC users and look into a mobile-specific platform for full functionality and features.
What is the difference between Responsive and Adaptive web pages?
I often describe responsive layout as being "fluid" because it uses CSS3 media queries to adapt to variable screen sizes. Flexibility such as creating a flexible grid that allows text to wrap and images to resize as the browser changes is what makes it fluid and responsive.
On the other hand, an adaptive layout is comprised of a series of static layouts based on breakpoints. What this means is that there are different sizes created for each different screen size and the device is detected and calls upon the right layout. i.e. 320 for mobile phones, 760 for tablets, and 960 for desktops. This is not an ideal situation since screen sizes still vary among phones, tablets, and PCs.
Is your personal site/blog responsive?
Yes, it is. My team and I believe that we should endorse the practices we use with my clients. For all the same reasons I recommend RWD to clients, I also use an RWD site. It also gives me a place to play with new developments.