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The digital age is here to stay, and we must adapt in order to compete. The growth of smart-phones, tablets (let’s be honest, iPad), and netbooks is increasing every year. While moving into the so called “post-PC era,” the job of a modern web designer is getting a tad more difficult. Currently, Responsive Website Design is the talk of the neighborhood. Designers and developers are pushing the boundarie every single day. Meanwhile seamless cloud storage is right around the corner. The web is evolving now more than ever, and staying up to date with trending topics is a must.

What exactly is responsive web design?

Responsive Website Design is nothing new, back in the day tablet based designers either chose the fluid or static route. Today’s responsive websites take a comparable approach by using fluid widths in percentages and ems. They do not stop, but take a step further by using scalable images and adjustable layouts. All of which is based on what kind or screen-size you are using while browsing the desired website. There are three very important elements in responsive web design.

  • Flexible Layouts
  • Flexible Images
  • Media Queries

Flexible Layouts:

Your first step should be to create a flexiable layout. As the browser width changes, fluid grids will resize and resposition the content as necessary. Tiny Fluid Grid is a wonderful tool for creating flood grids. It’s free to use, and there is no reason you shouldn’t try it.

Flexible Images:

As obvious as it seems, adjustable images are very important. Here are a few ways this task in achievable. You can ultimately resize the image on the fly, or dynamically crop the image. By combining both methods you are enabling the image to resize automatically when it’s below a specific size.

Media Queries:

Media Queries behave similar to conditional comments. For example, you can have one stylesheet for a large display meanwhile providing different stylesheet for mobile devices with different width’s. Media queries allow designers to create multiple layouts using the same content. To achieve scalability, CSS media queries are used to apply different page styling according to certain parameters, like  min-width and orientation.


Responsive Website Design is quite important for any business owner who has a website. Google Analytics has notified me that more than 33% of the visitors on this site browse from a mobile browser. For me to make their experience enjoyable, simple and easy is a must. We can argue that this is just trend, however it helps significantly to resolve the design problems associated with the different resolutions.

As always, our goal is to inspire you and push you further. Today we have collected some of the most inspiring and outstanding examples of responsive web design. The following websites will look great on any screen-size. But don’t take our word for it, try it out yourself!  Here are some responsive web design examples from our talented community!

Note: All of the images are linked to their designated website.

Touch Tech

More Hazards

Get Skeleton

Design made in Germany Magazine 5

Earth Hour

Made by Splendid


Spigot Design

Staff Anstorp


Conferencia Rails

Designing With Data

Form CMS

The Happy Bit

Webdesign Yorkshire

Simple Bits


do Lectures

Trent Walton

2011 dConstruct

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

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  1. Awesome set of examples. Thanks for sharing! For those who want to make their blog more responsive here’s a tutorial I’ve written Thanks!

  2. Looks great. I’m actually thinking of implementing responsive design on our site. Will have to look into it first, though. 😛

  3. You have a good list of responsive websites. I think you can add this as well This website conveys work of a design company beautifully. Message is more important than the look and feel of the website.

  4. I love Responsive websites,


  5. Thank you so much! This would be a good addition too:

  6. Nice list. I would say that the Boston globe and both USA Presidential websites are very good responsive web design examples. We made a video of one of those plus a few more top responsive website examples:

    responsive web design is more practical than having a separate mobile website

  7. Fantastic examples, although some were a little bit samey.

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  9. Impulso Creativo March 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Interesantes ejemplos de responsive design, los tendré que revisar detenidamente

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  16. Interesting examples of responsive website designing and that’s something you’re going to see a lot more of soon.

  17. Hi would you mind stating which blog platform
    you’re using? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to
    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog thus i came to
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  18. Igor Ovsyannykov June 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm


  19. We just did a responsive design on our corporate website, what do you think ? We’re seeing more than 35% mobile traffic and a HUGE drop in bounce rate.

  20. I constaantly spent my half an hour to read this weblog’s articles or reviews daily along
    with a cup of coffee.

  21. I found this page recently. For me, it gives a lot of inspiration and ideas. The sites you are showing are really impressiv for me.

  22. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on 60. Regards

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