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browser detection

Determining the type and version of Web browser that made a request. It is used to deliver a different Web page based on the browser's capabilities. See responsive Web design.



responsive Web design

Creating a Web page that renders well on both smartphone and tablet screens as well as computer monitors. There are two solutions. The first is to switch to a dedicated site upon detection of a mobile device. The second is to make all the pages on the same website flexible and dynamically adjustable to the device and browser that requested them. The use of variable-sized fonts and images and multiple style sheets are basic approaches. See mobile emulator, mobile website and Media Queries.




A Great Example
Both top and bottom browser renderings came from the same BitTorrent.com website and automatically conformed to the two dramatically different window widths.






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