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Building Business Websites with Squarespace 7 - Second Edition by Miko Coffey

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Understanding fluid layouts and responsive design

Before going further, it's important to highlight that all Squarespace templates use a web design practice called responsive design, which means that the dimensions of the page will automatically scale to fit the type of device the visitor is using, whether it's a desktop computer with a large monitor, a laptop with a smaller screen, an HD TV, tablet, or smartphone. While this is a best practice in the industry and is great for usability, it does make things a little more complicated when it comes to page layouts and web design.

Responsive design uses a technique called fluid layout to ensure that pages and elements are sized relative to the size of the device screen. For example, if we have ...

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