Responsive web design is precondition for end-users’s behavior and environment based on different screen size, platform and orientation. If you are looking for building a professional website or Blog then you must choose a responsive template or themes for your site. However many of us confuse about responsive web design.
What exactly responsive web design?
Responsive web design is consist of flexible web layout and design which fits on any type of smart device. This is a technique that enables websites to change their layout and content based on the device’s dimension. Suppose you are a Blog owner and you have own Blog. Now you are visiting your site through iPhone 5 or any Samsung device whose screen size is 5.2”. In this case your blog’s template and theme will resize automatically according to the device screen resolution and size. If your template or theme is capable to adopt any dimension then your site is responsive.
But this is not possible to buy all types of device and check website to see is it responsive or not? The solution is to use online responsive web design testing tools. This will help to see a web design in various devices at a time.
However if you are a web designer then you need to use responsive web design testing tools frequently to give perfect responsive shape on your web design. But how is this possible that a web design automatically respond to all kinds of devices?
It’s all about CSS magic. By using simple CSS trick we can make a web design responsive. And the main technique of responsive web design is to crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience.
In this content I will share with you some kick-ass best responsive web design testing tools that will help use to test a site’s responsiveness.
01. Am I Responsive Design
Sounds like good “Am I Responsive Design”? If you want to take screenshot for your web design then this is ideal for you. I always take screenshot for my template design from Am I Responsive Design site. This site serves 2 ways such as- developer and users can test site’s responsiveness and users can take screenshot for using various purpose.
02. Responsive test
This is build for Apple device users. You will find plenty of option to check your site responsiveness in iPhone, iPad, Macbook etc. What you will like most in Responsive test? Obv and you can see how your responsive web design is adopting new shape and size. However you can use this tools for OS.
Mattkersley is a good responsive web design testing tool. And from the beginning of responsive web design I have found and use this site for designing my project. But a simple problem exists that you will unable to navigate through your site while checking on Mattkersley testing tool, because they have added security on their browser. But the good side is you can download github repository from Mattkersley and install it on your site.
I found it most flexible responsive testing tool over the net. Designmodo has plenty of options to check your web design’s responsiveness. Even you can add custom dimension to check site’s responsiveness. In addition you can drag the screen and squeeze it to see site’s responsiveness from different angel and size. I will give 10 out of 10 to Designmodo, this site is really awesome.
05. Responsive Design Checker
Responsive Design Checker tool is an alternative way to test your site’s responsiveness. Because it use various devices to view your websites from Smartphone, tablets, laptops. It enables users to display content on different devices without sacrificing user experience. Responsive Design Checker tool users can video their web design on Landscape and Portrait dimension, workstation etc devices.
06. Is Responsive
Isresponsive is a simple responsive web design testing tool. This is build with precise, dynamic viewports to test any website. Mobile adaptation is now sky rocking and different mobile devices growing in market significantly. As a result, majority of users are diverting in mobile device for viewing website. Fortunately isresponsive is helping to quick test your website. This site is super fast to load.
By Responsinator is a clean responsive web design testing site. You can see your site on different Apple device. However if you wish to add responsive web design testing tool in your own Blog or website then Responsinator will help you to install it. But to do this you have to subscribe to their monthly or yearly subscription plan. They charge $6 per month and $60 yearly fee. You will have full customization option to give different looks on your responsive testing tool. Though through this site you will able to take screenshot but it’s not looking professional and fancy.
Screenfly is another awesome responsive web design testing tool. This tool helps the developers and users to test their web design in different devices. This site has additional testing features that you can test your web design in TV screen dimension. In addition users can use proxy server to test their site, as well as test screen can be shareable through their shared option.
This is not an original testing tools because studiopress using Mattkersley’s tool. I think they have subscribed to Mattkersley’s subscription plan and customize the tool as their own way. However you can test your web design in new frame. The content width may not be pixel perfect, because scrollbars added on layouts by 15px.
This is pretty simple responsive design testing tool based on Germany. However you can test your design in various dimension.
Screenqueri Also known as Pixel perfect media query debugging tool. This is really awesome responsive web design testing tool. Users can test their web design across 60+ device viewports. To use this tool you must sign up with Screenqueri. And for testing your site you have to login with your user name and password.
Froont is a web based design tool. It makes responsive web design accessible to all visual designers. By Froont design can be done in browser with spontaneous drag and drop tools. This tools is very easy to test any sorts of design on real devices right away.
13. Mobi Test
This is a small site for testing your responsive web design on various devices. But it has only 5 device option to test a design such as, iPad Air, Nexus, Galaxy, iPhone and kinder Fire HDX.
14. Browser Stack
Browser Stack is a live responsive design testing tool. Through this tools users will able to generate screenshots at actual device sizes on Windows, iOS, Android and OS X. This tool has some popular integrated devices where we can test responsive design.
15. I Am Mobile
This is a UK based responsive design testing tool. But this is has few options to check a website responsiveness. Because you can check your web design in 4 devices only. But the main feature of this site is responsive design scoring. If your site is not properly designed according to responsive technique then it will score your site according to the responsiveness.
16. Code beautify
Code beautify is a simple but beautiful responsive design testing tool. However users can take screenshot for further use. In addition you have plenty of options of view and test your site design on different devices.
17. iPad Peek
You already aware about it’s name iPad Peek. This site is build for testing a website in various apple devices. iPad Peek’s Interface are really cool. And users can take screenshots of their web design on various apple devices.
18. Mobile phone emulator
If you need to take your site screen shots on various mobile devices then this is the ideal site for you. I think you would love it. Mobile phone emulator containing various features to view website design responsiveness.
This site is faster to load but unfortunately don’t have any smart device frame to view the site’s design. But I love this site because this site hasn’t any background behind responsive testing frame.
20. Responsive Design Bookmarklet
Responsive Design Bookmarklet is a French responsive design testing tool. Interface is really simple but elegant. Users need to drag the bookmarklet above the bookmarks bar and instantly it will apply in your browser. However users have options to choose tablets and Smartphone to see the responsive design.
That’s all about responsive design testing tools. I hope now you can test or take screen short of your web design for your design and other purposes. If you know more sites for testing design responsiveness then feel free to share with me. In addition you can share with me about your personal experience while testing your site’s responsive design. Thank you.