Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Responsive Design is Not About Screen Sizes Any More (speckyboy.com)

The importance of Web performance has been slightly overlooked since the birth of responsive design. Designers and developers have been focusing on how to solve the responsive puzzle and, along their way, a new multi-bandwidth, multi-device, multi-location web is starting to come into focus. To be prepared for tomorrow’s problems, we have to include performance as an essential consideration, as the desktop-centered web is disappearing before our eyes. The mobile user is hastier and readier and won’t jump through hoops to get the content, and since more and more sites spring up every day, being fast will mean being ahead. Read more...

Android devices in various sizes.

There are hundreds of devices with different screen sizes and resolutions. (Image credit: Android Design. Used under Creative Commons license.)