With mobile technologies gaining rapid popularity in the last few years, almost every new client these days wants a mobile version of their website. It’s practically essential after all: one design for the iPhone, another for the iPad, many for the numerous Android phones and tablets, Blackberry, Kindle etc.— and all screen resolutions must be compatible, too.
As the number of devices of different resolutions multiply, we’ll likely need to design for a number of additional inventions. When will the madness stop? It won’t, of course. We need to find a way around the madness. The way around is Responsive UI Design.
Responsive Web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behaviour and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. The practice consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. CSS3 media queries, which include the browser width variable, are supported by most modern Web browsers.
As the user switches from their laptop to Tablet to the SmartPhone, the website should automatically adjust to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. This would eliminate the need for a different design and development phase for each new gadget on the market.
With X-Value Technologies’ experience in HTML5/CSS3 technologies and a history of working on both the mobile and the web platforms, we are well placed to implement responsive UI Design.
Social Media and Games
Today all businesses leverage the social media and embed interactivity features to achieve higher credibility and trustworthy reputation among web users. As a result social media services are going from being optional to must-have features of a successful web project
Web 2.0 promotes high interactivity of web apps and user-generated content; therefore, web app developers build various tools and widgets, which allow users to get involved in the following social media:
- Collaborative projects
- Blogs and microblogs
- Content communities
- Social networking sites
- Virtual games/ Communities
X-Value Technologies uses open source technologies like PHP, Drupal, Jhoomla, Wordpress to develop Web 2.0 and social media websites.
X-Value Technologies offers Ecommerce development services based on Opensource Technologies. X-Value technologies has experience in developing E-Commerce sites using Prestashop, OS-Commerce and Opencart platforms.