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Welcome to the Better Web

We're developing better techniques, building better software, and providing better services to help Web designers, developers, and enthusiasts build better websites.


About Us

We are Restive...because we have to be. Keeping up with devices, networks, and user expectations makes building for the modern Web painful and problematic. We're on a noble quest to make the Web natively mobile-friendly, fast, and intelligent.

Learn more about Restive

Products

We're building the Better Web platform to help you build great online experiences that your users will love.

  • a designer-friendly JavaScript toolkit for building better websites and webapps

    Go to rScript  
  • a JavaScript-assisted CSS toolkit for building better websites and webapps

    Go to rKit  
  • a universal UI toolkit for building user experiences that work on any device

    Go to rUUI  
  • a simple human-friendly framework for building modern Web pages

    Go to rPage  

  much more

Learn more about our Products

Services

Is your website the best that it could be? Is it mobile-friendly? And fast? And intelligent? If not, you could be alienating your customers and doing harm to your business.

We have one job: to make your website prodigious. Find out more about how we can help you excel on the Web!

Learn more about our Services

Testaments

Testimonials are great, but Testaments are even better. We are only as good as the results we achieve for our clients. Here's our scorecard from a recent project.

    • HD ButterCup

      Name

    • www.hdbuttercup.com

      URL

    • California, USA

      Location

    • Magento Enterprise

      Platform

    •  Before

    • NO

      Mobile-friendly

      Did not pass Google Mobile-friendly Test

    • NO

      Responsive

      Layout did not adjust to flexible browser window

    • NO

      Fast

      Did not score A or B on Restive Performance Grading

    • 61.4%  D

      Restive Performance Score

      score • grade

    • 76%  C

      Pagespeed (SPEED - DESKTOP)

      score • grade

    • 57%  F

      Pagespeed (SPEED - MOBILE)

      score • grade

    • 4310

      Speed Index - Cable

      Speed Index over Cable Internet (5Mbps download)

    • 9636

      Speed Index - 3G

      Speed Index over Mobile 3G Internet (1.6Mbps download)

    •  After

    • YES

      Mobile-friendly

      Passed Google Mobile-friendly Test

    • YES

      Responsive

      Layout adjusts in flexible browser window

    • YES

      Fast

      Scored B on Restive Performance Grading

    • 87.8%  B

      Restive Performance Score

      score • grade

    • 77%  C

      Pagespeed (SPEED - DESKTOP)

      score • grade

    • 76%  C

      Pagespeed (SPEED - MOBILE)

      score • grade

    • 1770

      Speed Index - Cable

      Speed Index over Cable Internet (5Mbps download)

    • 4620

      Speed Index - 3G

      Speed Index over Mobile 3G Internet (1.6Mbps download)


Insights

We keep tabs on how the modern Web works for users around the world, and we put our findings in our State of the Modern Web reports. This gives you a good sense of the overall readiness of websites.

#SOMW

Blog

We try to take some time out every month to blog about Web design and development, or anything else interesting happening at Restive, or around the Web.

Here's our latest post:

The Big CSS Media Query Mistake

Today, CSS media queries just happens to be the functional cornerstone of responsive Web design. But, it was never designed for what everyone's using it for today, and the proof is in the practice.