IMS Voyager uses ‘iHTML’, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for its responsive capabilities.
If you’ve been working in the web design field for the past couple of years you should know that designing a fixed interface for a widescreen computer is not enough. Most of the clients you’ll be dealing with from now are going to request that their site is not only desktop-compliant but is also optimized for smartphones and tablets.
This issue presents the necessity of working with different screen resolutions in order to guarantee that a website looks good in all sorts of devices. But if the devices’ production continues at the same speed that it has for the past couple of years, the amount of screen resolutions and formats that designers will have to deal with is going to become unbearable.
The first element we have regarding responsive web design is dubbed flexible grid. Before this concept became popular, most websites were designed using a fixed width style and centered content, which was an effective method as most computers worked under the same screen resolution. Now that screen resolutions have changed so much, a fixed width design is not the best solution for your designs and therefore liquid layouts are the new answer.
Responsive designs respond to changes in width of a browser window by fluidly adjusting the placement of elements on a web page to best fit the available space. Thus, as you drag the side of a browser to make it larger or smaller, you’ll see the design change in real time. Responsive web design is not simply reducing font sizes and shrinking a picture to make it fit the new format.
This concept requires a thoughtful process where the designers and developers work together to determine how to redistribute the elements according to resolution, which elements may be eliminated and how to maintain the concept while simplifying the structure. Whether you design for mobile devices as a primary target or as a nice extra, you can use the power of CSS to ensure that the same content can be accessed across all hardware platforms, from mobile phones to wide-screen high-resolution displays.
Most designers today are choosing responsive design. Not only because it’s cheaper and easier, but because it’s so much more efficient to create one design that adjusts to different screen sizes than to create many designs optimized for all the different phones that exist now, as well as all of the new phones and devices that will come out in the future.