Each and every modern business, irrespective of whether it is of small, medium or large scale, would require a dedicated portal that is specifically designed to promote the products or service that the business delivers. Today, for any company, it is highly imperative that it does not stick to any static site for promoting its business.
Instead, they venture out over other avenues of marketing for effective promotion of product and services. In the era of Internet based technology and social media, it is a ‘must’ for every company to reach out to the modern tech savvy clients who very much expect businesses to offer the latest as well as the best portfolio online, in every possible way over every possible device that is compatible to an internet connection. Therefore, the need of the hour is to provide information over phones, tablets, as well as other devices which have higher resolution than the screens of the conventional PCs and laptops.
Now the question is – how that can be done? Before we get into the technical nitty-gritty of responsive web design and ASP.NET, let us at first know what responsive web design actually is. It is actually a specific type or concept of web design that can help the site to fit into any type of device irrespective of its screen size. For example, a web site that is responsive can be displayed on a PC as well as an iPhone in spite of the fact that the screen of the iPhone is much smaller than that of the PC. Yet, none of the contents of the website will be lost in either of the versions.
In other words, responsive web design is a series of mechanisms that will allow a particular web page to adapt to the capabilities of a client which may include a human as well as an electronic consumer.
RWD techniques respond to:
– The capabilities of browsers (HTML5, plugins, native audio and video, CSS3)
– Device capabilities (geo-location, input methods, resolution)
– User Capabilities (vision and hearing)
– Viewport (media type, orientation, resolution, density)
When it comes to responding to these techniques, ASP.NET is the answer. When a user requests a web server to carry out any task, the command passes along the information regarding the client who is making that request. ASP.NET, by using that information can make certain determination regarding the nature or the type of device that is being used to make the request. This web application framework comes up with a unique httpRequest.Browser.IsMobileDevice property, which helps it to detect the device and take actions accordingly.
The browser object also comes up with certain other properties – MobileDeviceManufacturer or MobileDeviceModel that help in detecting critical information regarding that device. ASP. NET is designed to provide certain additional properties that help it to detect specific details regarding a particular device. However, it does not have any complete list of all the standard properties that a device comes up with. However, the .NET community has come up with certain extremely useful projects that negate this shortcoming and help a website to accurately pick up any mobile device.
One of the projects, known as Wireless Universal Resource File (WURFL), is actually a database of various mobile devices. The database includes the name of the device, information about the user agent, the height as well as the width of the device screen, whether it is a mobile or tab. If it is a mobile, the mobile browser type and version it uses and so on. The database is regularly updated at short intervals. This makes ASP. NET one of the best ways to design and develop websites that are responsive.
Responsive web design has been here for quite a few years. With its popularity increasing by leaps and bounds, the concept is continually gathering steam from every quarter. Hence, careful evaluation backed by a clinical approach with the help of platforms like ASP.NET will further sharpen responsiveness of the sites.
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