What is responsive design?

Responsive web design (RWD) is a set of design principles that allows a web page to be viewed correctly on any device, whether a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet, a mobile phone, or even a connected watch.

This term was coined by the web designer Ethan Marcotte, who in 2010 published an article in A List Apart entitled “Responsive Web Design”, and who changed the way in which web pages are designed, although the underlying reason for the creation of RWD was to make the use of smartphones widespread.

Acronym or abbreviation:
Responsive design: RWD

Other denominations:
Responsive web design

 
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