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What is Responsive Web Design?Responsive web design is designing and coding websites in such a way that they can be viewed optimally on any device. A responsive website adjusts itself according to the screen resolution of the user’s screen so that the user’s experience is not hampered in any way. Given how much internet usage is spread across devices, it comes as no surprise that responsive web design has now become an industry standard. Adopting responsive web design becomes even more essential when your digital marketing strategy strongly focuses on SEO.
Advantages of Responsive Web DesignCustomer is king and if something guarantees a good user experience, then nothing like it. After all, user experience plays an important role in retaining existing and procuring new customers. But this isn’t the only advantage that responsive web design has to offer. Responsive web design is a one-size-fits-all approach. This means it is not only simplified consumption for end users but also simplified development and management for developers. Studies show that users navigate away from a website that takes more than three seconds to load. Web page loading time improves considerably by using techniques like responsive image display and caching along with responsive web design.
Challenges of Responsive Web DesignResponsive dashboard design, as said earlier, is a more simplified approach when compared to designing multiple websites for different platforms. That said, it still has certain challenges that developers have to face when creating a responsive website. Content/element prioritization is one of the biggest challenges designers of responsive websites face. Therefore, it is important to figure out what needs to change and how it will be changed. Given the limited real estate on mobile devices, rendering complex UI elements, navigation and layouts, and image scaling need a lot of planning. Although responsiveness reduces loading time, adding too many complex elements can slow it down, given that mobile internet is slower. To summarize, when creating responsive websites, sensitivity towards what the user is looking for when browsing the website increases. Development takes more time as the smallest of details are considered and testing rounds are added to check every feature on every device.
The Real-Time Twitter Hashtag Tracker DashboardThe landing page of this dashboard, when rendered on a laptop/desktop looks as shown below: In the type #Hashtag to search field, enter the required hashtag. Press Enter or click the search icon button. The Real-Time Twitter Hashtag Tracker dashboard looks as shown below: The Real-Time Twitter Hashtag Tracker dashboard is created using charts and maps from the FusionCharts library and Bootstrap 3 and 4 along with the Twitter Standard Search API and the TwitterOAuth Library. This dashboard displays the number of tweets tweeted with the searched hashtag at an instance in time. We create this dashboard using charts and maps from the FusionCharts library and Bootstrap 3 and 4 along with the Twitter Standard Search API and the TwitterOAuth Library. This dashboard displays the number of tweets tweeted with the searched hashtag at an instance in time. The dashboard shows:
- The number of tweets for a hashtag in real-time using a spline chart
- Also, the number of people reached
- The number of original tweets and retweets for this hashtag using a doughnut chart
- Origin and location-wise percentage of tweets (worldwide) using the world map
Technical Implementation of the Twitter Hashtag Tracker Dashboard
Twitter Standard Search APIThe Twitter Standard Search API returns tweets that match a specific search query. To read more about this API, please visit the developer page.
TwitterOAuth LibraryTwitterOAuth Library is a PHP-based library and the most popularly used one for Twitter’s OAuth REST API. To know more about this library, please visit https://twitteroauth.com/
Stepwise Documentation for Creating Twitter #tag Grabber
Step 1Get the OAuth authentication access for the owner of the application. Click here to know about the authentication process.
Step 2Create a PHP file (tweet.php in our implementation) and provide the authentication token for a user’s credentials there.
Step 3Add the search query given below in tweet.php for fetching information in the JSON format for the hashtag searched by the user.
$data = json_encode((array)$twitter->get('https://api.twitter.com/1.1/search/tweets.json?q=%23'.$val.'&result_type=recent&count=100&include_entities=true'), true);