Responsive Design vs. Adaptive Design: What’s the Best Choice for Designers?


Google has always recommended Responsive Web Design (RWD), especially after a major update on April 21, 2015 that will rank mobile-friendly sites higher.

It doesn’t specify in the update that you have to use a responsive design, it just states that the site is accessible on mobile devices and has a good user experience and performance.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of adaptive vs responsive design in terms of performance and UX design.

One of the biggest debates we’ve seen since the rise of mobile is whether you should choose to develop a responsive, adaptive web design (AWD) or a standalone mobile website (with its own m. URL). For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll omit standalone mobile sites, as it seems to be the least preferred solution for designers and businesses, since they have to be created separately (which incurs more upfront and maintenance costs).

What is the difference between adaptive and responsive design?

So first of all, what is the main difference between responsive design and adaptive design?

Responsive & Responsive Website Design

In short, no matter what the target xdevice is, the responsiveness is fluid and adapts to the size of the screen. Responsive use of CSS media queries

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