In the early times when laptops/ mobiles were not introduced, people used to access the internet with the help of desktop. The webpages at that time were of fixed length i.e. 1000 pixel wide. Now with the advancement of technology various devices with several lengths of the screen have been introduced into the market.
The website developers have now designed the layout of a webpage in such a way that it can fit into the screen of laptops, mobiles, and tablets of any make and type. This fitting of the webpage as per the size of the device screen is called the responsiveness and such websites are known as responsive websites. In short, a responsive website should shrink to whatever size you want to bring it to.
Technical Aspects of Responsive Websites
There are two things which have made this possible. First is the CSS. It is due to the CSS support written for the mobiles/ tablets which enables the webpage to adjust itself.
Secondly, the HTML created remains safe for several devices. However, it is the CSS that plays a pivotal role. If a webpage has a width of 1000 pixels and is displayed perfectly of a desktop, the CSS enables it to adjust itself to 300 pixels to be displayed in the same manner on a mobile or tablet.
With the help of HTML code, both the desktop and mobile pages can be linked. There is no need for developing a separate page for each device. You would be able to see its desktop/ mobile equivalent of the respective devices accordingly.
How do you make your word press website responsive?
In the present era, mobile viewing/ surfing has surpassed desktop viewing. If you are monitoring Google analytics, you already know that about your website and you know that you have to be mobile-friendly.
If you are just trying to figure out what theme to use for your word press website to make it responsive, it is recommended to go to the theme forest and look in the word press section. There are as many as 2384 themes that you can select for your word press website.
The average price for a theme is 70 to 80 $. Some responsive themes are free. One of the interesting features is the rating and reviews of each theme. You can easily decide on the selection of themes by reading the reviews/ looking at the rating.
The software and browser compatibility is also given. Here you can select a responsive theme. In the layout column, this detail is given. It’d either be fixed or responsive. In the comment section, you can also see what people are talking about a particular theme.