Good article from a friend….Ajeet
When you visit websites on different devices, you often get confused that some sites have mobile design and others have responsive design. It’s true that responsive web design is being adopted by more and more people as the percentage of mobile internet users is increasing exponentially. Undoubtedly, responsive web design is a powerful strategy, but it’s not an ultimate solution.
Both a mobile site and responsive site optimize your site for different devices, but in certain situations, when your site has a complex navigation, lot of pages or information and custom functionality, a mobile site works better than the responsive site. In this article, we will you walk through some points where mobile design beats responsive design.
Let’s take a closer look at them.
Faster Load Time:
Mobile sites load 7 times faster than responsive sites as they are specifically optimized for mobile. They have less content (text, images etc.) than responsive sites. A responsive site has a slow loading time as the browser is busy to load useless HTML/CSS codes, while a mobile specific site only displays the content that is important to the user.
While accessing a responsive site, all images and scripts are loaded first, which results in slower loading. On the other hand, a mobile site loads the essential content at first and the remaining components slowly. The mobile site has mobile-sized images, which also make it faster than responsive design. While a responsive design has a larger image size, so the images have not simply been resized causing a slower load time.
Less Development Time & Cost:
A mobile site requires less time and cost to develop it, as compared to responsive site. It’s quite easy to create and maintain a separate […]