Responsive Web Design is about using HTML and CSS to automatically resize, hide, shrink, or enlarge, a website, to make it look good on all devices (desktops, tablets, and phones)

Setting The Viewport

When making responsive web pages, add the following <meta> element in all your web pages:

 <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> 

Responsive Images

Responsive images are images that scale nicely to fit any browser size.

Using the width Property

If the CSS width property is set to 100%, the image will be responsive and scale up and down


Using the max-width Property

If the max-width property is set to 100%, the image will scale down if it has to, but never scale up to be larger than its original size


Media Queries

In addition to resize text and images, it is also common to use media queries in responsive web pages.

With media queries you can define completely different styles for different browser sizes.

.left, .right {
  float: left;
  width: 20%; /* The width is 20%, by default */

.main {
  float: left;
  width: 60%; /* The width is 60%, by default */

/* Use a media query to add a breakpoint at 800px: */
@media screen and (max-width: 800px) {
  .left, .main, .right {
    width: 100%; /* The width is 100%, when the viewport is 800px or smaller */


Using W3.CSS

A great way to create a responsive design, is to use a responsive style sheet, like W3.CSS

W3C Examples