Let’s talk about Responsive Web Design for a minute. Understand that you are creating a web site that is responsive to the user’s behavior and to the mobile device, or table that user is using. How you do this is by using proven coding and practices that works for the different screen size and platform. This means to coding for the resolutions and size of images that have proven to work for the different devices. This is done by using proven CSS3 coding, standards, and proven HTML5 coding standards, and some scripting, which has been tested and proven to work. Most of this is done with the Cascading Style sheet that designed to work for all devices.
If the current employee is trained in HTML, HTML5. CSS3, and has some scripting knowledge that employee should be able to work in and expand their knowledge into Responsive Web Design.
Bootstrap is known for “one framework, every device” solution for creating web site using HTML, CSS3, and some jQuery plugins. I don’t want to dig any deeper into this but to say again if you have knowledge in front-end development then you can make the transition to responsive web design within a couple of weeks. My plan for the Fall is to introduce to my students using Bootstrap web design. You can find more information about this by going to getbootstrap.com.
One of the things I tell my students repeatedly is, when working in IT that the training, “going to school” never stops. You as the employee, you need to be willing to always learn and expand your knowledge in the field. As the employer, you need to encourage your employees to make the transition into responsive web designs such as Bootstrap and Responsive Web Design.