How to Design Responsive Web Design Using Joomla

Developing responsive websites is a necessity these days so that users can have an optimal viewing experience. Through responsive design you can read the website easily, navigate easily with minimum scrolling across all devices from mobile phones to tabs and desktop computers. So how does responsive design relate to Joomla? Can responsive websites be developed using Joomla?

When a website is responsive, the content or the layout of the webpage adjusts itself to the screen size on which it is being displayed. The screen size is wide in case of a laptop or a desktop computer and quite small in case of a mobile phone or a tablet. The webpage may look slightly different in different screens but not annoying where you have read tiny text and scroll in different directions to view the entire page. So using the @media queries within the website makes the website layout responsive. The @media query finds out the size of the device on which it is being displayed.

The responsive design trend started very recently in 2011 according to Google trends. Users want the website to look the same on a Galaxy, Apple device or a laptop. If the website is not responsive, users look elsewhere and you may lose your customers.

Joomla responsive design is very new and many developers are using it. Joomla development companies are aware of the importance of responsive design and creating new templates that are responsive. As a web designer, or a template designer or an extension developer, you need to consider this trend as it is catching up very fast. You need to understand how it works. There are Joomla development services where you can also hire Joomla developers to make your job easy.

Most of the newly developed templates available in Joomla are responsive. Most of the Joomla extensions are also responsive, especially those involving media and images.

Using the services offered by Joomla development companies you can make your existing websites responsive. This is usually possible if you have a simple site and there are not too many extensions within the site. So before deciding on making your site responsive you need to check the number of extensions you are using and whether these extensions will cause any trouble if you make your site responsive. Sometimes images and media files used in plugins do not adjust to the changed screen size. All plugins do not support responsive design. Hence if you are looking for developing a responsive Joomla site, all the plugins that are used within that site should be responsive. So even if your layout is responsive and the extension is not responsive, the layout will get adjusted to the screen size but the images used within the extension will look distorted.

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