There has always been a hard decision to make in between choosing Adaptive Web Design vs. Responsive Web Design. The latter would require much extensive planning and normally isnâ€™t a smooth sailing experience where file size is concerned. It was few weeks ago I stumbled across a discussion on HNÂ where the design decisions are questioned, especially with a â€œFeedbackâ€ tab lying on the homepage of a gigantic corporation wouldnâ€™t look tooâ€¦appropriate.
I never thought I would see a day where a big corporation to adapt to web standards as above. The novelty is all good until you see it is only applied on the homepage, not the rest of the entire network. I understand it would take a lot of time and effort, but it is definitely a step in the correct direction when next time one asks, â€œWhich big corporation has responsive web design?â€ â€œMicrosoft, Of course!â€
It is interesting to see a microsite always adapts to the standard as well. Certainly not the best design on the web but it gets the job done. On a sidenote, it appears major carmakers in the United States are adapting their site for mobile users pretty rapidly.
The landscapes for the web has always been changing, how are you adapting to it? Did it disrupt your online business as a web designer/developer? Or are you hurt by the fact that you only need to charge for one project where the client demands a website that responds to different device? How do you cope with it?