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Responsive Design and Media Queries


Article 1. Basically this article explains that with the ever-growing world of technology it would be impossible for web developers to make individual websites that were compatible on every device and operating system. Responsive design allows web designers to make websites that are fully functional as they were intended to be, on any device. “…Design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation.”

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Article 2. This article discusses how retail traffic primarily occurs on mobile devices and introduces “adaptive web design” as a superior option over responsive web design. Martin Clancy argues that adaptive web design, “or content adaptation, uses device detection technology, to determine the device requesting the webpage”, is better because it allows developers to customize content and it allows for faster loading sites. He says that most major companies are realizing that despite the hype of responsive web design, they are opting for adaptive web design instead.

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Article 3. This article talks about three ways to ensure one’s content is “easy to digest.” The article argues that responsive web design is necessary because Google us penalizing search rankings of sites without it. It also talks about Three steps to optimize content: Planning, Prioritizing and Distilling content in order to be most effective.


  1. Daniel Gray

    I found the 1st and 3rd article very informative and helpful. The 2nd article was a bit hard to completely understand. Though, adaptive web design seems like it may be the next step in optimal web design.

  2. Angelica Espinoza

    I like article one because it talks about how technology is always changing which is why websites are becoming responsive to be viewed from any device and the website will still look the same.
    Even though most websites are doing this, some are turning to adaptive web design to make a lighter version for the website so it can download faster. That is understandable because mostly everyone is impatient and won’t wait no more than five seconds for a page to load.

  3. Madelynne Scales

    The third article was refreshing to read. Interesting that Google penalizes sites for not being easily digestible. Makes sense though! And it is probably best for those companies so they can fix up their sites in order for more visitation.

  4. Savannah Ross

    It’s interesting that Google can personalize searches through algorithms. It’s easier for surfers and obviously that’s what everyone wants. Many sites do the same thing. Pandora does it depending one things you like and skip to design playlists. It’s cool that the internet has become personalized.

  5. Diana Gonzalez

    I liked the third article cause it makes it easier to understand the importance of optimizing for mobile. You captured the gist of it pretty well.

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