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Liquid Design

What is Liquid Design?

Liquid design, also known as fluid design, is an approach in UX design that aims to create adaptable and flexible interfaces that can seamlessly adjust and respond to different screen sizes, resolutions, and devices.

Why is Liquid Design important?

Liquid design enables users to have a seamless and optimal experience regardless of the device they use to access a website or application. It helps address the increasing variety of screen sizes and resolutions, allowing designs to be adaptable and user-friendly in a multi-device ecosystem.

How to use Liquid Design?

Key characteristics of liquid design include:

Responsive Layouts: Liquid design utilizes responsive layouts that automatically adapt and reflow content to fit various screen sizes, ensuring optimal readability and usability.

Flexible Grid Systems: It employs flexible grid systems that allow for the dynamic arrangement of content, enabling smooth transitions and optimized use of available screen space.

Proportional Elements: Liquid design utilizes proportional elements and relative units (such as percentages) instead of fixed pixel values, allowing elements to scale proportionally to different screen sizes.

Scalable Typography: It incorporates scalable typography that adjusts in size and readability based on the viewport, ensuring legibility across different devices.

Media Queries: Liquid design utilizes media queries, a CSS technique, to apply specific styles and layouts based on the characteristics of the user's device or viewport.

Content Prioritization: Liquid design often involves prioritizing content based on its importance and relevance, ensuring that essential information is prominently displayed on all screen sizes.

Multi-Device Compatibility: It aims to provide a consistent and optimized experience across a range of devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.

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About Akendi

Akendi is a human experience design firm, leveraging equal parts experience research and creative design excellence. We provide strategic insights and analysis about customer and user behaviour and combine this knowledge with inspired design. The results enable organizations to improve effectiveness, engage users and provide remarkable customer experiences to their audiences.