Formatting Content for a Responsive Design

What does “responsive design” mean? It means that a website changes to show content differently on different screen sizes, such as the smaller screens of tablets or the very small screens of mobiles. Amherst’s website is now responsive in its overall look and behavior, but we rely on individual page authors to format their content so that it can collapse well on small screens, while still looking good on large screens.

About the Amherst College Website

In the fall of 2012, Amherst College launched a redesign of its website, Amherst.edu. Employing “responsive design” principles, the site changes according to screen size, so that pages and navigation are optimally readable on a variety of devices, including mobiles and tablets.