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Responsive Web Design, Vol. 2 by Smashing Magazine

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Adapting To A Responsive Design (Case Study)

By Matt Gibson

This is the story of what we learned during a redesign for our most demanding client — ourselves! In this chapter, I will explain, from our own experience of refreshing our agency website, why we abandoned a separate mobile website and will review our process of creating a new responsive design.

At Cyber-Duck1, we have been designing both responsive websites and adaptive mobile websites for several years now. Both options, of course, have their pros and cons. With a separate mobile website, you have the opportunity to tailor content and even interactions to the context of your users, whereas a responsive website means better content parity2 for users and a single website to maintain.

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