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Top 10 Responsive Web Design Tools for Web Designers to Get Started

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Nowadays all of your client request to design the website with responsive layout. As the mobile market continues to web designers also need to adapt to responsive web design. In this post I have listed 10 tools to help layout, design, and plan a responsive website.

Bootstrap

Bootstrap

Bootstrap offers an easy configurable CSS front-end framework and its provide a clean and uniform solution to the most common, everyday interface tasks you face as a front-end developer. Bootstrap was made to not only look and behave great in the latest desktop browsers (as well as IE7!), but also in tablet and smartphone browsers with a 12-column responsive grid, dozens of components, JavaScript plugins, typography, form controls, and has a web-based Customizer. You can make Bootstrap as your wish using the Customizer. 
 
Built by two guys at Twitter as a way to provide a clean and uniform solution to the most common, everyday interface tasks they faced as developers, Bootstrap is a "sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development." It uses a 12-column responsive grid system, and features dozens of components, styles and JavaScript plugins, with basic global display, typography and link styles all set.
 
Using the Customizer, you can really make Bootstrap your own, and customize variables, components, JavaScript plugins and more. Bootstrap can be expanded, with a wealth of resources available, to include themes and interface-building tools.
 

Gridset

Gridset

Gridset is a tool for making grids, designed and built by the team at Mark Boulton Design.it lets web designers and developers design, prototype and build custom, responsive grid-based layouts for their projects. It can create any type of grid you require, from regular columnar grids, to asymmetrical, compound, fixed, fluid and responsive grids. It even lets you create a library of your own grids, with a variety of presets available.

 

Respond.js

The goal of this script is to provide a fast and lightweight (3kb minified / 1kb gzipped) script to enable responsive web designs in browsers that don't support CSS3 Media Queries - in particular, Internet Explorer 8 and under It works unobtrusively, and doesn't rely on any other scripts or frameworks to run. It works by requesting a clean copy of your website's CSS via AJAX, and then translates any media queries it finds into equivalent JavaScript for browsers that don't support media queries directly.

 

Responsive Tables

Responsive TablesDon't let tables break your responsive layout anymore. Data tables in responsive design can be problematic. This simple JS/CSS combo will let your tables adapt to small device screens without everything going to hell. It works by taking the first column, which is often the unique key for a table, and "pinning" it to the left of the table, allowing you to scroll the other columns under it. This means the user is able to see the entire table.

 
It's a lightweight package containing two key files: responsive-tables.js and responsive-tables.css. To use it on any data table in your markup, you simply need to attach a class of .responsive, and the CSS and JavaScript will do the rest. From there, the tables are modified client-side when the window is smaller than a regular table.
 

Responsinator

ResponsinatorResponsinator helps website makers quickly get an indication of how their responsive site will look on the most popular devices.  It does this through the use of media queries. The beauty is that you can interact with each ‘device’ with full site functionality. Click on links, take actions, everything should work which helps you quickly validate a number of screens in a few clicks. You can even get through authentication screens and SSL. As an added bonus, your session cookies from the actual site will carry through for you in most cases when using The Responsinator - which is helpful when you're testing a complex web application.

 

Skeleton

SkeletonSkeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17" laptop screen or an iPhone. Skeleton is built on three core principles: Responsive Grid Down To Mobile, Fast to Start, Style Agnostic  With this tool, you can easily and quickly change your website and make it look good.

 
 

Unsemantic

Unsemantic Unsemantic is a fluid grid system that is the successor to the 960 Grid System. Instead of being a set number of columns, it’s entirely based on percentages, making your grid more flexible. For instance, if you want a 50% wide column, simply use.  There are grid classes for multiples of five (5, 10, 15 … 95, 100). As are there grid classes for dividing a page into thirds (grid-33 and grid-66).

 

Susy

SusyResponsive Susy grids allow you to change the number of columns in a layout at different window sizes, using @media-queries with min and max widths.  With this tool you can create a grid system that does not make use of any extra markup or special classes.

 

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