Converting all your client requirements to full fledged live website is not an easy task. It requires multiple rounds of discussions between the development team, the designing team and other coordinators of the project. With a growing need of responsive web design, development work has become much easier. Here are some tools available for making designing and development process easier.
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InterfaceSketch is one of the oldest and old fashioned design tool. It still prefers to use paper and ink for basic sketches. It offers dozens of free PDF designed templates to fit to the screen of various mobile devices, desktop browsers and tablets. You can print out these PDFs and use them to sketch out initial designs with the best design tool ever – a good old pencil. Though it is basic and absolutely free but really helpful for the initial design.
2. Responsive Wireframes
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Now if you have completed your sketches and language part it’s time to move on to the wireframes. Basically wireframes are the base pillars for representing your website (how appealing it is). But when it comes to responsive web design you don’t want different wireframes for different screen sizes. Thus, James Miller has built a responsive wireframe that saves you time and energy by letting you know which areas of your layout will draw the user’s focus.
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Wirefy is another useful responsive web design tool. If you are looking to create your own wireframe then Wirefy is meant for you. It allows designers to build functional wireframes with fluid designs that help keep the focus on the actual content. It is specially meant for designers and developers who focus on content and its presentation.
4. Multi-Device Layout Patterns
The above picture show all patterns and their working. While creating responsive web design you may come across a situation where you have to decide which type of responsive layout to choose that should fit to the content and look appealing as well then these examples would help in the decision making. Designer Luke Wroblewski has added various mobile-responsive designs and layouts.
5. Responsive Web CSS
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Responsive Web CSS is another unique responsive web design tool. It enables you to create a layout by forming different div elements for each and every section of the page, defining the size of each div by depending on how you want to make it appear on different devices (Mobile, tablet and web browser). Once you are done with all these you can simply download a skeleton HTML+CSS for your site.
Here are few responsive web design tools to try and experiment for responsive design. Have a favourite ? Do comment below or write an email mentioning your favorite and useful tool for responsive design.