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Responsive Web Design, Vol. 2 by Smashing Magazine

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Responsively Retrofitting An Existing Site With RWD Retrofit

By Matt Stow

Since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, touchscreen mobile devices have exploded in popularity. They have introduced new problems, new solutions, new interactions, new ways of thinking and, of course, new costs to our clients.

The most important question on everyone’s mind — clients and developers alike — is, “How can we provide a great Web experience to our users on mobile?”

It All Started With iPhone

The mobile Web was rarely considered before the iPhone (mostly because mobile browsers were so bad). But after the phone’s release, clients jumped on the bandwagon and were clamouring for “mobile-friendly” websites so that they didn’t appear to be behind the times. However, ...

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