Getting Started An introduction to Responsive, how to use it, with basic templates and examples.

Download Responsive

The simplest and fastest way to get Responsive is to download the precompiled and minified versions of our CSS, and JavaScript. No documentation or original source code files are included.

Download Responsive

Setting up your HTML

Inside the zip file you will also find a HTML file containing the default template for including responsive in your webpage.
Set up your layout as follows.

        <meta charset="utf-8" />
        <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
        <meta name="description" content="Your Page Description." />
        <title>Your Page Title</title>
             IE10 Mobile ignores the meta viewport tag. 
             This fix needs to be in the head.
        <script src="responsive.ie10mobilefix.min.js"></script>
        <link href="responsive.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
             HTML5 Shiv and Respond.js IE8 support of HTML5 elements 
             and media queries 
             WARNING: Respond.js doesn't work if you view the 
             page via file:// 
        <!--[if lt IE 9 &!(IEMobile)]>
            <script src="vendor/html5shiv.min.js"></script>
            <script src="vendor/respond.min.js"></script>
        Your Body Content
        <!-- Scripts at the bottom for improved performance. -->
        <!-- jQuery, required for all responsive plugins. -->
        <!--[if IE 8]>     
            <script src="vendor/jquery-1.11.0.min.js"></script>
        <!--[if gt IE 8]><!-->
            <script src="vendor/jquery-2.1.0.min.js"></script>
        <script src="responsive.min.js"></script>

Browser Support

Responsive is built to work best in the latest desktop and mobile browsers. Everything though has been built with progressive enhancement in mind, meaning older browsers might display differently styled, though fully functional, renderings of certain components.

Supported browsers

Specifically, latest versions of the following browsers are supported:

  • Chrome (Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android)
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox (Mac, Windows)
  • Opera (Mac, Windows)
  • Safari (Mac and iOS only, as the Windows version is being abandoned)

Internet Explorer 10 Mobile

Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 phones prior to Update 3 (a.k.a. GDR3) do not render content to the correct width due to a css fix used to allow "snap mode" on the desktop. Responsive comes bundled with a JavaScript fix that should be referenced in the head of your document. For more information see:

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8 is also supported, however, please be aware that some CSS3 properties and HTML5 elements are not fully supported by this browser. In addition, Internet Explorer 8 requires the use of html5shiv to correctly display those elements and Respond.js to enable media query support.