When we are talking about responsive web design today, we are not only talking about mobile-friendly “shrunk” sizes of websites but definitely about responsive designs suitable for wearables as well. It is true that in 2017, if your website is not responsive then it's not a website. And, we won't even get into the details of the leap in the percentage of “mobile” audience. What's next? What does the future of responsive website hold for it? We will try to explore right here!
Responsive Designs and Wearables: Gauging the Possibilities
Let us concentrate on the wearables at first – because that's what everyone is talking about and quite rightly so! Apple, Microsoft and Samsung – everyone is so infallibly enamoured by wearables as of now! What does the responsive web designing company hired by you have to say about this? Did it mention “wearables” anywhere in the pitch? If it is not concentrating on wearables in the beginning of 2017 then you should actually consider switching services.
Take the example of Apple Watch, for instance. It's definitely not the first wearable – not even the first smart watch. Experts suggest that the Apple Watch doesn't really have a web browser not because it didn't want one but because it couldn't make it work. It has been maintained that the 272px by 340px Apple Watch is unable to display the web browser. And no, responsive designs have not really been able to “make it happen”. The devices cannot really be made larger because that would render these watches unwearable.
The question is how does the web work in wearables then? The answer is – parts of the web do work with wearables. There are these native apps that can connect with the web in order to recover data. With the help of wearables, you would now be able to read the tiny tweets of the Chief Executive Officer but definitely not the entire annual report if you want to.
Experts have observed that soon there might as well be a time when the bigwigs have to resort to jQuery in order to dominate the wearable market.
Responsive Designs and Wearables
The combination of responsive web design and adaptive design might as well be in the fray as well. It is because of the fact that when responsive design is found struggling with the layout, adaptive design elements come to the rescue. The adaptive website is one which makes use of pre-determined sizes and breakpoints to deliver the most suitable version of the screen size which the browsers can detect when the web page initially loads. It definitely makes way for improved design control because it offers you access to set breakpoints that you are able to design for.