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Responsive design

We offer you the possibility to choose between Design Adaptive and Design Responsive, an option available in all packages.
Responsive web design is a web site design technique that has been in vogue lately, allowing you to adapt the contents of the
pages to any resolution or screen orientation you are browsing. Let’s say immediately two important things, the first is that of
course a “non-responsive” website will still be seen on any display but will most likely force the browser to scroll the page horizontally or to zoom continuously to be able to read the contents making it very difficult and dramatically increasing the chances that our dear user can give up.
The second is that responsive design is not the only possibility we have to make a website “mobile-friendly”, but it is certainly the best choice in many cases because it prevents us from creating specific versions of each page for each type of device. responsive web design is not a choice of style or a fashion of the moment, but it is a real necessity if we do not want to be cut off from an increasingly mobile world.
Often captain customers who have not clear the difference and the implications of a navigation suitable for smartphones and tablets but rightly, given the increasing share of traffic coming from “mobile”, they want a template that can provide an excellent user experience.
Certainly for us too, enabling a web site to “mobile” navigation and allowing an effective and enjoyable use has become almost an obligation. Having said this, it is important to underline that to date the creation of a website that can be used by smartphones and tablets requires a commitment to the development level and the undeniable limitations on any subsequent changes.
In this regard, it is important to clarify the differences that exist between Adaptive Web Design (AWD) and Responsive Web Design (RWD), a significant difference that always aims to make a site able to work on smartphones and tablets .

What is Adaptive web design?

This type of methodology uses the server to understand that the site is visited by a “mobile” device: In other words, the server is used to determine if such a site is seen on a desktop, a smartphone or a tablet. Basically, different templates are created to “maintained” depending on whether the site is viewed from desktop / laptop or smartphone. This means that, because the sites are hosted on their own specific domain, the pages can load faster. Obviously, since these are completely different templates, it is understandable that the development through the technique of adactive web design is quite demanding and requires more hours of development.

What is Responsive web design?

This technique uses a specific CSS code to modify the site presentation according to the device on which it is displayed. Information about the device is downloaded regardless of whether it is used or not. Unlike Adaptive, websites that use a Responsive template load more slowly.
The main difference between the two methods is that the Adaptive “fits” completely to the screen and the size of the device while the responsive changes smoothly, responding automatically to fit into multiple screens and sizes.