by Berika Williams, Web Management Section Chair (Published September 1, 2012)
Web Management Survey
The web management section recently underwent a name and scope change in the past year. We need additional feedback from Web Management section members on ways to further improve this section.
Please take the time to answer this 5 question survey. Survey closes September 30, 2012.
Responsive Web Design
An example of such a site is Texas A&M Writing Center’s website:. Try resizing the width and see responsive design in action. Also, check out the website on your mobile device and see how content is displayed to fit on your screen compared to the full version on your PC or Mac.
There are advantages to this approach versus designing a separate mobile website. The obvious benefits are less time managing two different websites and having all content available at your fingertips. This does mean that more time has to be spent developing the site, to allow for the content to be organized so that it can be reshaped when resized. What this may mean for the future of mobile development is that apps and mobile websites designed for specific platforms will become less attractive as users focus on applications that are compatible with any device.
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