It seems in our everyday lives that we are never more than an arm’s length away from access to the internet. This is thanks in large part to all the different types of devices that we can take practically anywhere. However, with all this expanded technology, web designers began to encounter obstacles, namely the limited accessibility of website features on portable devices.

In the beginning, people who handled web design only had to worry about how web pages performed on home computers so coding was fairly standard and universal. In more recent years, almost everyone either uses smart phones or tablet devices to access the internet so web design was split into mobile protocol as well as older coding standards that worked fine on home computers.
If this seems a little redundant and like much more work than necessary, that is because it is. So instead of working harder, web designers worked smarter and came up with a protocol that blends the old with the new and eliminates the need for maintaining multiple sites. This new protocol is known as responsive web design.The beauty of responsive web design, other than simplification for programmers, is that it senses what type of device a user is using to access a certain site. Because of this ability, the site displays with optimum resolution for the devices abilities as well as resizing for ease of navigation on smaller screens. Forward programming like this has nowhere to go but up.