Responsive Templates in Joomla 3.0

Responsive web design is all the rage (Mashable called 2013 the Year of Responsive Web Design) and I'm working on a couple of websites that are utilizing responsive templates in Joomla 3.0 now. Responsive templates automatically adjust the content to fit the browser window, whether it's a computer browser, tablet or phone.

Viewing the site on a tablet? In portrait mode? No problem—the responsive template will adapt menus, sidebars, and all content to layout beautifully. This is important to note since multiple reports show that tablet traffic is growing rapidly, particularly in the US and UK. It's not enough to have just a mobile template—you must consider how your site will look on all devices.

Every site that I design from now on will utilize RWD as mobile traffic increases. Be sure your next website doesn't ignore the trend.

Simple Design = Clear Message

I recently redesigned an outdoor advertising campaign for the Louisiana Credit Union league. Last year, they gave me strict instructions to adapt a design that was used in California to the Louisiana market.

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