Appreciate the value of them! In relation to responsive content this means being aware of what happens to both on different devices – will you still have images? What is lost if an image disappears on a mobile device?
Use video to make content more compelling
Good quality video is always compelling – but thinking specifically about responsive content: can you use video to convey some of the supplementary information that might otherwise be lost in a screen full of text?
Explaining complex concepts with infographics and animations
Think mobile first! While an infographic may look great on a desktop, a static pie chart with small text may work well on a smartphone.
With animation be aware that an effect which looked great on a desktop can become muddled and confusing when viewed on a mobile device.
Using interactive forms
When using a mobile device the size of the available screen greatly decrease when entering details into a form because of the space required for the keyboard input.
Forms should be optimised for responsive websites, to give the best possible user experience on small screen they should also have a few fields as possible.
PDFs – consider if they are right for your site, even if you are just linking to them.
PDFs are formatted for printing.
Usability is 300 per cent less than normal web pages (even less on a mobile).
Contain text that is not written for the web (let alone for use on a mobile device).
If a site contains lots of PDFs – why does it need to be responsive?