Media Queries Now Official Web Standard

Jul 28, 12 Media Queries Now Official Web Standard

The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) are an international community which develops the protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web, and they have just announced that media queries are now a legitimate recommendation. This means that browsers now have to support them, which is great news for fans of responsive web design.

Now fully supported, this also means that larger corporations are more likely to adopt media queries and responsive design. Typically, these types of companies are hesitant to use unsupported technology in fear of alienating users with older browsers or accessibility problems.

Do you think we will now see a rise in the amount of companies adopting  responsive web designs? Let us know in the comments. You can also read more about media queries in our introduction to responsive web design.


  1. I think we’ll see in the next years that RWD is a standard more than a feature especially with offical W3C support of media queries.

  2. Awesome post on responsive design. I think responsive design should be used for application development.

  3. Responsive website design is very systematic process of moving designs…There are different tools are available in the market for it and the one thing should keep in mind for it say the screen size should be flexible and tested for every device.

  4. This is great progress, although the adoption of responsive design is slower than I would have expected.

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