Online from: 1985
Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Author(s):||Robert Fox, (Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA)|
|Citation:||Robert Fox, (2012) "Being responsive", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 28 Iss: 3, pp.119 - 125|
|Keywords:||Information services, Library services, Progressive enhancement, Responsive web design, Web site design|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/10650751211262100 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This column aims to examine web design methodology given the rapid proliferation of internet accessible devices, and to offer as a solution responsive web design. Responsive web design changes the focus from being device and template centered to being content centered, which is appropriate for the types of services that libraries offer in the web context.
Design/methodology/approach – This is an exploratory column. A brief review of the current literature regarding responsive web design was done prior to writing the column.
Findings – Libraries should benefit greatly, both regarding the time invested in web design, as well as the effectiveness of services offered on the web, if responsive design is adopted.
Originality/value – Responsive web design is relatively new, and is still being explored by professional web developers. Libraries that are able to adopt this methodology early on will be ahead of the curve of rapidly multiplying devices used to access the internet.
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