Going mobile with responsive web design: what it is and why it’s great Lexis Advance uses it

Posted on 05-06-2015 by
Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance , Lexis Advance® , Lexis Advance Enhancements

I wasn't aware of the term ‘responsive web design’ before last year when I became the product marketing director for Lexis Advance. We were preparing to launch a new user interface utilizing responsive design and needed to understand how it benefits our customers.

Wikipedia defines responsive web design as “an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).”

What that means for you: regardless of what size screen you use to view Lexis Advance – desktop monitor, laptop, tablet, smartphone – Lexis Advance will adapt to fit it. This lets you use the browsers and devices you prefer so you can perform legal research whenever and wherever you need to. The look and feel of Lexis Advance stays the same, regardless of the screen size, so you have a consistent experience no matter how you access Lexis Advance.

Take a look at this short (3:32) video to see Lexis Advance responsive design in action on different devices:

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Lexis Advance’s responsive design is a big reason why it’s been named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Information Service Delivered as a Mobile App or Platform. Learn more about that in this LexTalk article.

Even with this easy-to-use feature, some people still prefer apps. Good news – Lexis Advance has them, including our award-winning iPad app, Lexis Advance HD. One of the handiest things the iPad app does is enable you to view and annotate documents while you’re offline. So potential downtime during a commute (whether via planes, trains or automobiles) is uptime again when using this feature.

You can download the iPad and iPhone apps for free from iTunes. If you do, check out the following short videos to learn more about them:

iPad: General Overview (2:32)

iPad: Download to Device (1:53)

iPad: Table of Conents Support (2:02)

iPhone: General Overview (3:24)

 

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