The blog of William Barton, an interaction design expert and front end developer with a keen interest in usability and accessibility.

The Ballet of the Divs

Published on 29 March 2012

We need to stop worrying about the ballet of the divs when we grab the bottom right corner and go to town changing its size. This is not typical behaviour. Yes I do it, yes you do but you’re reading an article about responsive web design so the interest and the admiration for this wondrous feat is there.

Lets talk about the true users. The everyday web surfer. The majority of users do not change their browser’s window size multiple times while viewing a website.

The main group of users who will be changing the width of the viewport are mobile device users who change the orientation of their device. It is these users making theses changes that we need to cater for be making theses dynamic changes as graceful as possible.