August 18th, 2016 at 12:04pm
The demand for responsive design has shot up thanks to the explosion of smartphones. Many business owners are eager to adopt this approach as the one-stop solution for delivering to their customers on mobile.
But is a responsive website the best option? Let us take a look at some of the myths that surround this system.
Responsive websites are only for mobile
False. The growth of this method parallels the rise of mobile, but its primary purpose is to cleanly and automatically adjust page elements across various devices like desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
Responsive websites are light, small and minimal
False. This approach functions equally well for large, complex websites with lots of content, as proven by major corporations like Microsoft, Mashable, and Disney.
Responsive websites are compatible with all browsers
False. Many responsive websites, especially those that utilize HTML5 and CSS3, are not supported by older browser versions. Different versions of the same browser can fail to support different design processes, which further complicates cross-browser testing.
Responsive websites are compatible with all devices
False. There are thousands of devices, and their variations, available on the market. From the client’s and company’s point of view, it’s impractical and unfeasible to test every available device.
Responsive websites are fully optimizable for mobile
False. A responsive website uses the same set of code to adapt the desktop experience to a mobile screen, which makes it hard to customize the user experience and flow for mobile. The best way to overcome this is to go for a unique, mobile-only optimization.
A responsive website is a great first step toward complete mobile optimization. To know more about how you can achieve this, contact our specialists at Global Media Insight. We’re always happy to help.