What Are Responsive Layouts?
A lot of the talk has been “What are Responsive Layouts?”. I have recently really been hearing people talk and ask about them. I have been messing around with the Twitter Bootstrap framework for a good while now. And was really happy to hear that Joomla 3.0 was bringing not only jQuery to the core, but also Twitter Bootstrap.
What is it?
A responsive layout site is basically a website that is coded for any and every type of screen size. This might be overwhelming to think about but it is a lot easier to do than you think, mainly because of the many different frameworks (code bases) available.
Things To Know About Responsive Layouts
There are three “main” screens it is for, a regular desktop computer screen, a tablet screen (iPad, Kindle), and a mobile device screen (iPhone, Android, etc.).
The framework is built with “default” styles, from button styles to “built in” functions for a tabbing layout. There are a lot of things that come standard on Twitter Bootstrap, and it is very easy to implement even some of the more difficult things.
I love one of the slogans that Twitter Bootstrap uses, “By nerds, for nerds”… I may not be the best designer out there, but this stuff looks clean! It really is a great frontend UI (user interface) and makes my job a lot easier, I can worry more about the functionality than the layout and look now.