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The 8 Biggest Responsive Web Design Problems (and how to avoid them)

James Young recently surveyed his fellow designers about the biggest problems they face on responsive sites. Here, he reports on the results – and offers his solutions.

Earlier this year I created a survey asking fellow designers about the problems they faced when creating fully responsive sites. This article will list the most common problems they reported and offer possible solutions, along with suggestions to consider on your next projects.

The information contained here is based on hundreds of survey responses (if you’d like to add your own answers, the survey itself is still open) along with problems I’ve also come across in my own work at Offroadcode. So without further ado, let’s reveal what the most common responsive web design problems are … and how you can avoid them.

Fledgling methodology

Despite responsive design already having been around more than two years, it’s still in many ways a fledgling methodology. Designers are faced with an ever-changing landscape of devices, code frameworks and scripts – and, of course, the need to work in a new way with clients to manage the process of creating responsive websites.

All of these feature in the most common problems reported by survey respondents, which were:

  1. Explaining RWD to clients
  2. The lack of a static design phase
  3. Navigation
  4. Images
  5. Tables
  6. Converting old fixed-width sites
  7. What to serve users of old versions of IE
  8. Testing time and cost

01. Explaining RWD to clients

The ‘old’ process of designing a website was a very linear one, which made it easy for clients to understand…

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Author: James Young



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