Web Designers and Developers would create a Separate, watery mobile version of a site specifically for smart phone users. As of now we are moving away from the m-dot sites which will constantly changing screen sizes of mobile devices, and moving ahead with a one-site approach.
This one-site approach is like: one website that works on ALL mobile devices, not only with the available cell phones right now,but also works on devices that are not even available yet. This approach will help improve search engine rankings.
Both approaches are different but will results in same. Whatever you choose, either responsive or adaptive design, in the end the website will function the same.
RESPONSIVE VS ADAPTIVE DESIGN
This adaptive design comprises of many site “designs” or Layouts. In adaptive site the size of the screen one can view it, will determine which of these layouts you view when you navigate. Views on an adaptive site are different when compared from screen to screen, on your laptop and desktop, this can be identified when you drag the corner of the browser which enables you to see different break points when there is a transition from one layout to the other. By shrinking the browser window you can clearly view the breakpoints.
Adaptive design is to preferred for that it won’t require a complete redesign of the current site. Sometimes its available to pick the current site design to adjust it for the other layout sizes that are in need. By using this design one website will look and function enormous both mobile devices and desktops. Nowadays adaptive design is a remarkable match.
On the other hand, responsive design is little different methodology to make a website to view in all devices. This site is built completely flexible design using percentages on a fluid grid.
Note: Simply take a look at sites like Disney or Boston Globe from your desktop or laptop.
By dragging the corner of the browser to shrink the size of the window, you can view how the texts and images are responding instantly to the changes in the browser size. The fluid grid design of responsive allows the website to be viewed perfectly on both desktop and cell phone screens.
WHAT WILL YOU PREFER???
RESPONSIVE OR ADAPTIVE DESIGN…….
Both will perform the same scenario to make sure that your site is view able on both mobile and desktops by using one site. Both designs will give the same results worth of the investment.
Suppose we have to pick any one design, our first choice would be RESPONSIVE DESIGN, due to the flexibility of the design across all devices.
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