Adaptive design for various screen resolutions has become a modern standard for websites development. However, the percentage of such websites on the net is still poor. And the number of websites that have their own mobile version, is even smaller. Today the major issue is the choice: creating a separate mobile version or making your website design adaptive?
The average percentage of people who use the Internet on their smartphones and tablets continues to grow. Primarily, this is possible due to the convenience and increasing access speed. Not all websites are displayed on your mobile device perfectly, as they were originally made with a focus on the standard resolution of stationary monitors.
Traditional HTML is not well suited in this case, because the screen size of mobile devices is different from the monitor diagonal size, which leads to a mismatch in terms of design and graphics.
This creates a number of problems with the user’s navigation, which often leads to the fact that a person is totally annoyed and is about to leave the resource. Therefore, it is worth considering the possibility of adapting sites for mobile devices.
One URL – saves us from unnecessary redirects, and the need for the user to remember the address of the mobile version (even if it’s just a prefix m.). Also, the presence of a single address will positively affect the website promotion, since the search engines will find it “more convenient” to work with.
The “weight” of the site remains large, which means that the site will still be loaded for a long time.
In development, adaptive design is simpler than the mobile version, but it can not be disabled on the mobile screen. In other case, the use can always go to the standard version of the site if he does not like the mobile version.
The developer himself has to make a choice about the best way of presenting his resource on the mobile screen: using an adaptive layout of the website or a mobile version.
Creating a website in accordance with the principles of adaptive web design will help to display the site well on any device (no need to adjust the screen scale and scrolling). In this case, the same content management system is used, and there is no need for any additional manipulations.
If your project tends to have a complex architecture and collects a lot of information, you would better consider creating an additional mobile version.
Sometimes there is a big chasm between the display of web pages on the screen of a standard monitor and on the display of a portable device. In some cases, the same site can look great on a stationary PC, but it can be extremely inconvenient to use on an iPhone.
Working with adaptive layout and creating a mobile version allows to meet the requirements of your prospective website users, especially if it comes to the mobile segment.
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