Is Responsive Design Necessary?
There’s a lot of discussion about is Responsive Design Necessary.
What is Responsive Web Design?
Responsive Web design is an approach whereby a designer creates a Web page that “responds to” or resizes itself depending on the type of device it is being seen through. Responsive Web design has become one of the hottest trends in 2013. This is due in part to the growth of smartphones and other mobile devices. More people are using smaller-screen devices to view Web pages.
(RWD) Related Issues
Graphics, speed & SEO
There is no denying responsive web design is inherently complex
Time and Money
You are building more than one site
UI and UX Limitations
Mouse v. touch
(RWD) Great for Small Businesses
More people are using mobile devices. A recent Pew study found that 45% of American adults own a smartphone, and 31% own a tablet computer.
A number of reports state that smartphone shipments are outpacing those of regular mobile phones, and tablet growth is surging.
App and Mobile Versions
In the past, you might have thought about creating an app for your website - say an iPad app or an Android app. Or you would have a mobile version specifically for BlackBerry.
But with so many different devices today, it’s getting harder to create apps and versions for every device and operating platform.
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