Responsify isn’t Responsive. Wait, what?

Posted on by KrooKedUK

I’ve been putting off this post as I haven’t been sure exactly how to approach it, but I guess it needs to be written. Anyway it’s gonna be one of the shorter posts I’ve written.

So you’re probably thinking this is a bit crazy, a browser tool which allows you to create a Responsive grid template, but it’s not Responsive itself. Well I have a couple of reasons for this which I’m going to outline below.

I’m really not expecting web designers/developers to be working on their phones, well at least not for a few years yet. If you are, I think you may be a workaholic, please get some help! Seriously though making a grid or template on my phone doesn’t appeal to me and I am assuming most of you would be the same. I am however planning on tweaking the layout for tablets at some point, but since Responsify works fine on them currently it’s not on the top of my to-do list.

I could have made the site Responsive purely as a proof of concept, but I decided my time would be better spent on other areas like getting some sleep and working on other features. I may re-evaluate the situation at some point and make something that works on mobile devices, but again I feel my time would be better spent on adding new features.

Anyway that’s my stance on it and why nothing exciting happens when you resize your browser!

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  • Chris Burnell

    I agree on the approach. It’s interesting to think about what designing for the web might be like on your phone in future years, but until then, I’m looking forward to new features!

    • KrooKedUK

      Thanks Chris. It’s very interesting indeed to imagine what devices we could be using in the future to design for the web. I don’t know if I’d ever be happy doing so on a phone though! I still think phones are best suited to consuming content rather than creating it, although there are exceptions with things like Facebook, Instagram etc. albeit a different type of content generation. But my opinion could change as technology advances.

  • KrooKedUK

    Thanks Chris. It’s very interesting indeed to imagine what devices we could be using in the future to design for the web. I don’t know if I’d ever be happy doing so on a phone though! I still think phones are best suited to consuming content rather than creating it, although there are exceptions with things like Facebook, Instagram etc. albeit a different type of content generation. But my opinion could change as technology advances.