Top 10 Responsive Web Design Tools for Web Designers to Get Started
- Created on Wednesday, 25 December 2013 17:16
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Nowadays all of your client request to design the website with responsive layout. As the mobile market continues to web designers also need to adapt to responsive web design. In this post I have listed 10 tools to help layout, design, and plan a responsive website.
Gridset is a tool for making grids, designed and built by the team at Mark Boulton Design.it lets web designers and developers design, prototype and build custom, responsive grid-based layouts for their projects. It can create any type of grid you require, from regular columnar grids, to asymmetrical, compound, fixed, fluid and responsive grids. It even lets you create a library of your own grids, with a variety of presets available.
Don't let tables break your responsive layout anymore. Data tables in responsive design can be problematic. This simple JS/CSS combo will let your tables adapt to small device screens without everything going to hell. It works by taking the first column, which is often the unique key for a table, and "pinning" it to the left of the table, allowing you to scroll the other columns under it. This means the user is able to see the entire table.
Responsinator helps website makers quickly get an indication of how their responsive site will look on the most popular devices. It does this through the use of media queries. The beauty is that you can interact with each ‘device’ with full site functionality. Click on links, take actions, everything should work which helps you quickly validate a number of screens in a few clicks. You can even get through authentication screens and SSL. As an added bonus, your session cookies from the actual site will carry through for you in most cases when using The Responsinator - which is helpful when you're testing a complex web application.
Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17" laptop screen or an iPhone. Skeleton is built on three core principles: Responsive Grid Down To Mobile, Fast to Start, Style Agnostic With this tool, you can easily and quickly change your website and make it look good.
Unsemantic is a fluid grid system that is the successor to the 960 Grid System. Instead of being a set number of columns, it’s entirely based on percentages, making your grid more flexible. For instance, if you want a 50% wide column, simply use. There are grid classes for multiples of five (5, 10, 15 … 95, 100). As are there grid classes for dividing a page into thirds (grid-33 and grid-66).
Responsive Susy grids allow you to change the number of columns in a layout at different window sizes, using @media-queries with min and max widths. With this tool you can create a grid system that does not make use of any extra markup or special classes.