Why Is Responsive Web Design Good?

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I believe responsive web design is good because it solves the mobile friendly website challenge in the least amount of time/cost.

  • One stylesheet for all devices
  • Can be setup by one designer/developer
  • Easy to maintain and update
  • Less expensive – Does not require server side device detection or complicated mobile app programming
  • Does not require mobile app marketing to educate people to download your app : (
  • If you want to share a link to your site you share your domain name. Sharing apps is not that easy.

Cons

  • Hard to test across all devices and breakpoints
  • If not done properly, can cause mobile sites to load slowly due to high resolution images for desktops
  • If you are an older developer going from desktop first to mobile first it can be a learning curve to learn the new workflow
  • Hard for content authors to write text mobile-first. So you often have to display a page of text on an itty mobile device : (

Written by: Jacob Lett - Jacob is a marketing and web design consultant who helps manufacturers grow their revenue. Unlike his competitors, he focuses on small and consistent website design changes to increase results. He recently created the Industrial HubSpot Theme to help manufacturers quickly build their website on the HubSpot platform.
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