Responsive web design is hard. Responsive web design is more work than designing/building a traditional website. Responsive web design isn’t perfect and is changing every day. Responsive web design is the future of web design.
Responsive websites change layout based on the size of a users screen. This allows a single website to work on desktop computer, mobile phone, tablet, or theoretically any device at any screen size. All the sites above also have adaptive elements, allowing more advanced functionality to exist on more advanced devices. These together allow touch and non-touch screens to have drastically different user experiences that are tailored to each device.
I built my first responsive website almost two years ago (you’re looking at it) and haven’t designed a project that wasn’t responsive since. Above are the four first responsive websites I worked on – three for Atlantic Records and one personal site. For Trey Songz, Studio 1290 and the Atlantic Vault I served as creative director, and was lead designer for the Trey Songz site. I also helped consult from a technical perspective as I was the only team member on any of these sites who had worked on a responsive project previously. For my own website I also built it myself.
I currently have three other large scale responsive projects in production and will be adding them here, and talking about them in my blog as they launch.