Responsive web development is one of the most sustainable web development methodology as per my opinion. The kind of devices which are launched every now and then one cannot speculate what is going to enter next in the market. After Laptops there came smartphones, then tablet and then after phablets which has left all the audiences awestruck and business owners wailing over the budget.  It is certainly hard to all the time keep a budget for investing on IT.  Moreover, there are business owners who do not even have a budget at all for IT, let alone to match the advancement in the IT.  In order to uproot all the confusions and misunderstandings of the development world, one we have responsive web development.

Now that we know that responsive web design is one true answer to this turbulently changing tech world, we have HTML5 and CSS3 to do it exactly what it is to be like. Responsive web design, as the word responsive means ‘to fit on all’, therefore a responsive web design is the one which fits on all screen sizes. As we need to work hard for every bit, therefore in order to get this elasticity in our websites, we need to go  further and get to learn some additional programming methodologies other than the normal desktop web development which function well on desktop browsers such as internet explorer of devices of all sizes and resolutions and to make it more convenient we have HTML5 and CSS3.

What are HTML5 and CSS3?

Now you might be thinking what these technologies offer which makes them one of the most on demand technologies for responsive web development. So, HTML is a well know web programming language which is known for making websites. Now the code written in HTML 5 is interpreted by our web browsers and the code written in HTML turns into websites. Moreover, the advanced version of HTML is HTML 5 and its strong base is the reason why it is considered as the most reliable language for development.

On the other hand, we have Cascading Style Sheet or CSS which is used to give the websites an outlook and is responsible for the formatting of the page. Or in short it is the medium which is used to distinguish between the a document file and written machine language so as to make a web page. CSS3 is the most advanced version of this technology.

Relation of HTML5 and CSS3

HTML5 and CSS3 certainly belongs to the two different levels of development as the former one belongs to structure and the latter one is about the presentation of a web page. However, these technologies have still not fully grown and are still under construction and both focus on having a good support on different types of devices. There is no need in HTML5 to use media queries powered by CSS3, as it is self-sufficient for making extensive responsive web designs.

HTML 5 roots out the conventions of video

There is a big issue with Apple iOS is that it never allows Flash videos to run on it, thus to do this you need to install an app. Wherefore, in order to access any video site with such as you tube you need to install its app as you cannot watch a video on Safari or any other browser of an iOS device.

Moving to Android, we have heard that the operating system is going to change as it is also going to restrict the videos on Flash.

Thus, this will be very difficult for the developers to make their videos run on all these devices. However, this is not a task anymore with HTML5 as this allows easily to play videos placed on your website on any kind of device be it Android or iOS. This has considerable mad the lives of the programmer very easier as it is quite easy for them to show all the videos of their website with quite an ease and not just with mobile applications.

Dynamic web pages powered by CSS3

CSS has emerged as a great player in making web pages responsive, further with CSS3 we have made responsive design much more modular. With the help of CSS3 we can now easily make responsive web designs. The modern version of CSS which is CSS3 helps the developers to make their web page look differently and help them to be supple enough to accommodate all the devices respectable of its size and resolution.

 HTML5 and CSS3 from clients perspective

Though this is quite a subjective topic as this pertains to different scenarios. For instance, there are clients for whom this implies a much more uniquely constructed design that is not bound by the boxes.

It is is difficult to concede to the clients that the project is not going to visually appear different on different device fronts.

This means that the developed will not be confined and will be unbridled in terms of creative imagination.

This can probably lead to an increased cost of the project which can be bit problematic. Though this increases with increase in levels.

However, this will in return help the client to seamlessly go on and fulfill their task as envisioned.

Users perspective:

They have helped in lessening the interventions  experience caused while looking from one device to another.

These technologies have considerably helped to improve the user experience of the websites that run on the small screen , which is good for users.

Developers perspective:

The major issue was to admit that the project won’t be able to look the same across all the devices as we have a fragmented market which is divided into different sizes and operating systems.

It provides an unfettered field to the developers where they can experiment with their creative genius to come up with something exciting.

They can carve niche websites to in order to improve the business which is good for business owners.

They can divide the project audience into distinct zones as per the potential approaches

Using them reduced the work as this won’t involve much more things as the developers used to use before.

Reap in the benefits

On one hand, you can have local storage, you can display video on your webpage  with HTML 5 and on the other you have CSS 3 which can help you to make your web page look cleaner and more dynamic or responsive. These technologies are definitely changing the picture of modern age web development which can come up with a surprise. You can definitely count on them to help you get a sustainable development for your business.

Author Biography:

Samuel Dawson is an expert professional in Designs2html Ltd- a PSD to HTML Company in US. Samuel is currently a Front End Manager here and loves to provide various information on new things. He has shared his thoughts above on the importance of html5 and css3 in responsive design.

Karun Verma

Karun Verma is a perfectionist and an online marketing expert with keen interest in finding new ideas and innovations in internet. He is the founder of HTMLTUTS+, a blog based on inspiration in Development, Designing and Online Marketing Ideas.

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