By Linn Vizard

Responsive design is here to stay, with the huge diversity of devices and screen sizes only set to increase. Google favourably indexes mobile-friendly design, so there are more reasons than ever to take on this approach. In a 2014 study it was estimated that only 15% of sites were fully responsive. This means demand to design great, responsive user experiences will continue to grow.

As a workflow, designing responsive sites can seem daunting, especially if you are new to the process. Designing for multiple screen sizes, the constraints of small screens, and considering touch, all add complexity into the mix that takes us beyond creating fixed width sites. Responsive design workflows are still evolving, however there are some tried and tested approaches that have emerged since Ethan Marcotte’s seminal article.