Questions tagged [responsive-design]

Questions about designs that adapt to the size of the viewing device.

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What are best practices for determining responsive design breakpoints?

I've done a lot of research trying to figure out where to put my breakpoints for designing a responsive site. There seem to be at least three, maybe four common plateaus: phone, tablet, and two ...
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What are the best practices for dealing with desired line breaks in responsive web design?

I design a great deal of simple single page web items for sales or email. I often find I run into issues with headlines and my desired line breaks at different media widths. For example, I could ...
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To which extent is the designer responsible of a responsive design?

Consider the following (idealized) chart. Now, I have worked with colleagues from every side of this spectrum and have learnt that, unfortunately, it tends to be more like this. Most "web developers"...
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Responsive web design is based on screen resolution or screen size?

For mobile devices the resolution is actually big, only screen size is small. based on that: For websites design, do we target screen resolution (e.g 1920x1080)? And for mobile apps. do we target ...
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Is programming a website for mobile first really necessary?

I've read through a number of sources which state mobile first design is almost essential, which I can't deny it does have obvious benefits such as faster load times for mobiles which generally have ...
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Can Email Be Responsive?

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the popularity of HTML emails. And, like the web before it, the inbox has officially gone mobile—with over 50 percent of email opens occurring on mobile devices. ...
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Responsive web site mockup tools

I've always done web mockups in Photoshop, recently I switched to Illustrator because I thought it could speed up my work flow (And it did!) As I design more and more for responsive web sites though, ...
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Advice for creating a fluid and responsive graphic

So I'm creating an entirely responsive website, with the aim of using as few media queries and magic numbers as possible. I've found after a number of attempts, that using the content to create the ...
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Why should I make reponsive templates in Photoshop?

I am a designer and currently working on responsive web templates in Photoshop. I started to learn responsive designs just now after seeing its market need. As I am a designer so I started to try in ...
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The basics of webdesign for responsive grids

I've never designed using a grid layout. I want to do that now so my developer can easily change the current layout, that is already made using a row/column grid. I opened my software, made a grid ...
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Do front end developers need to know how to use Photoshop?

I'm a front end developer that has never used Photoshop before and always designed my websites in browsers directly. I know that website development has changed a lot since responsive design came into ...
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Responsive SVG path without distorting stroke

I have a simple SVG path with a stroke that I want to responsively resize with the browser window. The problem is that when my paths aspect ratio is changed, the stroke is distorted. This is the ...
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What's the width to mockup websites for desktop and mobile now?

Recently, I was practicing web design beyond code things. But after I opened Sketch and just started to make a rectangle of my site, I got stuck. What width should I use? I'd search for the ...
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Resources on producing responsive design wireframes and artwork, for graphics designers

We're developers who partner up with a graphic design studio for our project artworks. Some times they even bring in the clients themselves and we both cooperate to get a development project done. ...
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Mobile First and RWD workflow and how to interact with client

Our agency's workflow for creating a website normally consists of: discuss content-design with client we create wireframes (with optional, depending on client, approval) we create one or more pixel ...
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Most efficient way to adapt current mockups to different devices and resolutions

I've completed about 90 screens of mockups in Photoshop for an app. The mockups are done for iPhone 5 / iOS7 (640px by 1136px). Everything is calculated to pixel-perfection. Now management wants to ...
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How to create interfaces in a graphics editor for responsive grid systems considering that they aren't pixel-perfect?

Any responsive CSS grid system uses long decimal point percentage values for columns' width (e.g. "16.66666667%"). I don't understand how to lay out the grid in Photoshop, because elements of the ...
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Setting up responsive grids in Photoshop

I'm having some serious trouble understanding one aspect of responsive design. I understand almost all of the basics but one thing that is troubling me is setting up correct grids in Photoshop for ...
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Gaming Icon Question for A Flat Design Gaming Portal

My designer is working on a flat design for a gaming portal for World of Warcraft. We want to use icons for a sub-menu and figured using icons directly from the game would be best from a user ...
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How do I color a table to look neutral?

This is a web table I'm working on!, What tweaks should I do to make it look neutral? This table is responsive as 2 columns will be displayed on a mobile device, 4 on a tablet and 6 on large displays....
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How can I test the responsiveness of my non-hosted website on my phone?

I wonder if there is a similar tool to Skala Preview (it is for live preview of photoshop work on your iPhone via Wifi) to test my web design (index.html and its assets folder) onto mobile phones (...
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Best image size for responsive css background image

I am looking for a particular px size (WxH) image that would be the best dimensions to use if you wanted to call a single image that could be called as the background image for a mobile device using ...
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How does the grid system work for a full width page?

How does the grid system work for those websites that expand to the full size of the browser (no matter how you resize) while working with a base 12 grid system (such as 960.gs)? For example, take a ...
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Responsive or adaptive design

Which is better experience in responsive design.. To create all containers with % and em units OR use pixels for main containers and % for content (adaptive)? Thanks
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Why is the media query pixel half the spec pixel value?

I have an iphone 6 which has a pixel width of 750px according to: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp705?locale=en_US However when working with media queries in an RWD debugger the width is 375px which ...
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Responsive design: Mobile first/only

I work in a design studio, and when we have a responsive project we usually start the full design for the desktop, and when we're done with the desktop, for the rest of the platforms we choose a ...
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Charging for responsive design

I'm curious to know what other graphic designers here quote clients for responsive design. As I've only done a few and they're all very different, its not enough to really calculate a consistent ...
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Is it possible to hide part of an adaptive web design on smaller screens?

This is the News page of my firs adaptive website. The full height is shown (the scroll-down part is also included). The terracotta sections on the horizontal line are for placing news feed images, ...
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Dimensions for designing a website

I have three related questions: When it comes to deciding on the dimensions for responsive web design, who calls the shots at a digital agency? Is it the visual designer, developer, product owner or ...
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White lines appearing in 3D extruded text

I just began learning illustrator so please excuse my ignorance. I created this design in illustrator: My question pertains to the cause and fix of the white lines appearing on the text: I exported ...
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When prototyping in Figma, can I make the frames automatically fit the device screen width?

I'm new to Figma, just started learning it today, so maybe I'm missing something obvious. I have a frame with a design that uses constraints to scale nicely to different screen widths. When I ...
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Sketch plugin to use images for borders?

I was looking around for a while, but can't find a solution for this. Essentially, I want to use an image for the border of a square, to ensure it stays consistent while resizing (very similar to ...
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Continue Fill for Background Image

I have an image I'm using as background which is 3000px by 1500px. For responsive design, I need to extend it to 3000 x 3500. It is an image of a river, and I want to continue the look of the river ...
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When designing HIFI mockups for web apps, how do you determine the width of your file?

I've designed a handful of web apps now and I seem to be just as confused about document widths as I was before I ever started. I've made the mistake of mocking it up at 1920 wide and jamming it full ...
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Is it possible to use media queries for responsive emails?

Today and yesterday I had nightmares... One thing is that I personally have a Windows phone. That didn't help surely. But I was reading up on iPhone settings and Android settings and there was no ...
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Sketch Symbols - maintaining padding between 2 paragraphs when adding/ removing text

I wish to create the following responsive symbol for a popup in Sketch. I am a big fan of the Resizing functionality built in to sketch, however cannot solve the following problem with the Resizing ...
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Conversion from web to tablet, retina [closed]

I'm currently working on a web document on an iMac. The current width on which I am designing this document is 1366px. I now need to convert this design to a tablet, for both retina and non retina. ...
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Intervals: compact/responsive design ?

We have to display intervalls to the user to choose from: less than 1250, 1250 to 5000, 5000 to 10000, 10000 to 50000, 50000 to 100000 and over 100000 I thaught of something like this   &...
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Hero Banner - Responsive Design [closed]

Is there a "best-pattern" for responsive banners? I see this one all over the place: ...in fact, I haven't seen much else on responsive websites. Essentially, the common theme seems to be a faded ...
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Should I design PSDs for Desktop, Tablet and Mobile separately in responsive design?

I'm trying to design a responsive web site in Photoshop. But the question is should I design different PSDs for all these devices? (Desktop, Tablet, Mobile) If yes, what page size should I choose in ...
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Recommended grid systems or layouts for large display and responsive designs

I've been working with 960 layout for years – but was wondering if there are other grid systems that are strongly supported by the design and development community and also have blank or starter pages ...
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What is the most up to date design template I should use?

I am a web-developer and am starting a new project. First step is designing the site. In the past, I have used 960 grid system but I was wondering if this is still the standard pretty much? Is there ...
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Mockup strategy for Responsive Web Design

When making mockups for Responsive Web Design projects, should I separate them by Page or by Screen Size? What are the pros and cons of the following: Page based: All the home page mockups in all ...
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How do I go about designing a background image for a responsive website?

I've been looking around all day for an answer or a guide but I can't seem to find anything. I may be missing a key word here. I have a single page website that I would like to design a background ...
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Should the browser interface size be taken in to account when designing web apps?

As the table below suggests, should you take into account the size of the browser itself when designing web apps? For example, should my artboard size be 1331x548 instead of 1366x768? http://www....
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Responsive website sketch and design tools in 2017 [closed]

About 4 years ago, someone asked the community here to suggest tools they use for mocking up responsive websites. Of course, since then, times have changed and so I'm raising the issue again here in ...
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Best practices for defining grids/containers/spacing using responsive layouts

I am laying out a web app and have decided to use a 12-column, 30px fixed-width gutter (existing constraints dictated our layout). However, how should I design the spacing units, margin, padding, etc. ...
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Have a Design Concept — How to iterate it into multiple breakpoints for Developers?

I'm a designer at an agency that primarily does "PSD to HTML" web development. I know that some can argue it's not ideal, but within my agency this is how it works because most layouts need to be ...
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Desktop, Tablet and Mobile Phone Best Pixel Size for Artboards in Photoshop

I activated the Photoshop Artboards and I'm starting to use three, one for desktop, one for tablets and the other one for mobile. The problem is that until now I've always used 1366x700 for desktop ...
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When designing PSDs for responsive design, how do grids and columns behave?

Ok, so I have this question that has been bugging me for quite a while, I'll try to explain it in detail. I'm designing a regular marketing website, and did the desktop version first using the ...