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How to make your website Responsive

The best way to make your website responsive depends on where you're starting from.

10 Reasons to make your website Responsive

A Responsive Web Design (RWD) structure isn't right for absolutely every business, but unless you need something very specific and unattainable from a web site on your mobile version it is right for you. If you're not sure what RWD is please check out our "What is RWD" article.

So, here are our top 10 reasons to use RWD on your website:

What is Responsive Web Design?

What is RWD

Responsive Web Design ( RWD ) is how a web site is made to display well across a range of modern devices - and those that have yet to be invented.

Once upon a time there was the desktop computer and it had a screen that came in one of two basic sizes - 800x600 and 1024x768. That meant that a single site design could be used comfortably on both screen sizes1 - there was no need to adjust the design to handle each monitor size.

Adding products and product displays in Drupal Commerce

We have a csv feed available from a POS. It's very limited and doesn't provide sufficient information to put products directly on the site, but it does at least give names, stock levels, skus and a supplier code so it's better than starting from scratch when manually editing. If you have a data feed you want to push into drupal commerce this is an example. Just write some better error handling code and add/remove the fields that do/don't exist in your set up.

Keep it DRY

DRY is a bit of a mantra with developers. It means Don't Repeat Yourself.

It should be a mantra for content owners & creators too. From a developer point of view it makes code much more manageable and maintainable. The same applies to building your site and most CMSs offer some sort of 'Token' system so that you can create blocks of regularly used content and then drop them in wherever you need them. Drupal offers a number of ways to create content once and then use it wherever you need it.