Designing to allow an ever-increasing number of devices to access your website or web application is a game you can never win. There is arguably little business benefit to targeting less-widely used devices, yet web-accessible smartphones that aren't iPhones constitute a large group of users that is costly to ignore.
Responsive Web Design is a new approach to the design and execution of websites and web applications that offers a way to cater to a much wider array of users and devices than would be possible otherwise. Through the use of modern web standards and a thorough execution plan it is possible to create attractive, brand-aware user experiences that work across a wide range of devices - feature phones, smartphones, tablets, netbooks, laptops and desktop computers - without requiring expensive device-centric development.
This slideshow covers:
• Costs and benefits of Responsive Web Design
• Examples of large-scale responsive websites currently deployed
• When to consider a responsive approach to your project
• The skills your team should have, and the techniques they should be using, when designing responsively