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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Responsive Web Design and Mobile Performance

In this post, we will discuss about what will be possible in the future using responsive web design, and what still needs to be improved.

Like the quest for the Holy Grail, Web developers have been searching for a magical solution that will make every website shine on any and every device. It appears that, if not the actual Grail itself, they have come upon something that takes them leagues closer to that elusive goal. It’s Responsive Web Design, or RWD, and in the past year it has been picking up tremendous momentum as the go-to solution for getting content onto an ever-growing and ever-more-disparate pool of Web devices.

Through a combination of techniques, responsive web design promises to render content in a visually pleasing, highly usable format, true to the designer’s intentions, on virtually any device. Many websites are achieving that promise in large measure. But at the same time, questions arise as to whether mobile performance is taking a back seat to visual appeal and usability. The short answer is, it doesn’t have to. As with any development technique for mobile or desktop, performance depends on what’s being included and how it’s being included.

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