Designers are blogging all kinds of advice about what mobile strategy we should follow, but there is no single approach. Each company or website needs to look at what best fits there needs and make a decision based on there own users. Are the users of there website always on the go? Or will they be looking at large-scale images at home from there Desktop computers. Each new website needs to base there decision on there budget and what there clients need the most.
Lets look at the definitions:
- Responsive Design: Designed for multiple devices, adjusting the design based on the device. Equal, but different.
- Adaptive Design: Designed specifically for a mobile or tablet experience. Not equal and separate.
- Native Application: A program designed specifically for iOS, Android or Windows. Different and separate.
- No mobile design: Designed for desktop and tablet only.