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Chris Davies Web Design Limited

Responsive vs Fixed Width Layouts

What is the difference between responsive and fixed width layouts?

Fixed width layouts are just that, fixed. Whatever the resolution of your display, the website will always be a fixed width. If the visitors display size is smaller than the fixed width the website will not resize dynamically. Viewports are used to shrink the site on small displays, like iPads and iPhones, but it does mean the visitor has to zoom in to read text.

Responsive layouts will resize to any display size. On a large desktop display the website can be full screen, or set to a max width. As the display gets smaller the website will resize all the way down to a mobile phone display. This means that whatever size display your visitor visits on, the website is perfectly tailored to their display. The benefit of this is that text remains at a readable size on any device allowing easy access on any device.

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Richard Anders said:

Christopher was quick to understand and interpret my vision. He worked swiftly and professionally to build my pages and to deliver a website that precisely meets my needs, keeping me informed at all times and cheerfully accepting change requests. His responsive and flexible ongoing support maintains the integrity of my site and keeps me positioned for whatever the future holds. Delightful to work with.

Jonathan Chritchley said:

It was crucial for us that not only did we have a simple, aesthetic yet technically efficient website, but also that it was quick and easy to maintain. Working with Chris on this project was a delight – his patience and attention to detail are second to none and ultimately he created exactly the product we were hoping for.

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