Responsive website templates are used in coding the website layout. In this way, an online template will respond as viewed using any device. By using the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) media type property, you can change the appearance of the templates as required to be viewed in a device. In cases like viewing the website using a smartphone, the CSS will use preset styling to adjust for the smartphone’s viewport size.
The primary reason why we should use this is because of its low money factor. There are also a lot of good reasons in using a responsive template. The list below will help you understand why responsive website templates should be used.
• In designing a website that should be viewed by multiple devices, you should have multiple designs to be pictured for your website. But by using a responsive web design, you can mock up once and it’s all done.
• Responsive web templates are suitable for almost any platform. It may cost you a little expensive initially, but as the time passes, you’ll notice its cost effectively.
• Responsive templates that employ media queries will not require multiple devices to code up an individual designs.
• For SEO (Search Engine Optimization), there is no need to make another webpage to be viewed in mobile devices.
• When viewed in smartphones and touch pad viewports, it is more usable compared to the scaled down version of the device.
• Responsive template also responds to any website browser sizes. Even when the browser isn’t fully opened, the template will adapt to the browsers size by the use of horizontal and vertical scrollbars.
• Responsive website templates are the latest technology used in web creation and also in the world of web designing.
If there’s an advantage, disadvantages are also present in using responsive website templates. Generally, the cons are technical related issues.
• Developing a responsive template will require you to deal with technical, and testing which will make you consume more time.
• You will require an end-user technical training if the web template is controlled or modified by its original owner not the developing team.
• Using the latest technology, there will be browser compatibility issues for HTML5 and CSS3 coded browsers. Most of the desktop and mobile browsers still doesn’t support HTML5 and CSS3.
• Media queries and using one HTML source code can cause problems regarding the loading time on mobile devices especially on smartphones.
• Some elements (videos and large pictures) must be removed from the viewport in order for it to respond. Actually, it is just hidden but are still loaded by the browser.
• Loading time is longer in large file pictures.
• Unused elements are scaled down version will be removed as they cannot be view in a small viewport
Weighing the pros and cons of responsive website templates, you can easily identify that advantages outweighed the cons because it doesn’t really affect its service negatively. After all, the decision is still yours whether to use it or not. But considering its features, it will surely benefit you.