With the mobile browsing experience moving toward the forefront of web design, using a CSS3 feature like Media Queries can make building responsive websites much easier.
CSS media queries are one of those things that can make a person believe in magic, sort of. OK, so maybe just killer technology, but it can be used to completely change a website’s layout, color scheme, or anything else you can think of that you would want to alter in a mobile version of a site. It literally only takes a few minutes to implement and can be completely dependent upon screen size. It’s ideal for mobile web design!
Take, for instance, the example used in the video. A basic website, which the owner would like to have presented in a different way when viewed on a mobile divice. The navigation menu needs to be moved and header and background colors need to be changed, as well. This can all be accomplished through the use of CSS3 media queries.
Keeping in mind that this same CSS feature can be applied in the reverse as well, means you now have greater flexibility in how your websites look on larger screens as well. In fact, you can have several versions of your website experience for several different screen sizes. This can be considered to be a huge step in web design, not just for the mobile world, but for the average desktop and even the modern widescreen experience.
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