It is apparent that the internet is more accessed by mobile and other unconventional platforms that what was the case 6 years ago. With the arrival of smart phones, tablet PCs and PDAs, the situation has drastically changed and today we have people browsing internet through their innovative yet powerful mobile devices.
For more reasons, people find internet surfing form their fingertips much easier than sitting in front of a desktop or laptop all day. This has made a tremendous impact on the internet market. To such an extent that Google and other search engines such as Bing and Yahoo are now emphasizing all developers to make their websites mobile friendly.
As a developer, you start with customizing your older website by removing the zoom surface area. To initiate this, you should know that webpages are scaled down to be able to display full sized pages on any platform.
Similarly, many pages don’t have difficulty displaying words and integers, but displaying images is another story. Often, webpages that are not customized for mobile devices are crashed during browsing. This is why it is necessary to design a webpage that can be viewed on multiple types of screens. Traditional webpages with images are altered with dynamic image scaling techniques. Furthermore, the same technique is applied if the page features any embedded videos. Basically, image scaling is achieved by using CSS with maximum pixel width for all images embedded on that page. This helps user in resizing the image without any distortions or negative pixilation effects, which reduces quality and resolution. Image scaling is supported on almost all newer browsers today.
Another innovative technology is the integration of touch design support. This is essentially a touch screen interface that needs hardware touch screen support much like what s a standard on many smart phones these days. There is more innovation on its way that will make mobile responsive pages more lifelike and responsive than what we are seeing today.