Gartner Research

Despite Its Limitations, Responsive Web Design Enables Many Organizations to Move to a Unified Web Channel

Published: 09 August 2013

ID: G00255318

Analyst(s): Gene Phifer , Ray Valdes

Summary

Responsive design (formerly called responsive Web design), is a client-side technique supporting multiple layouts in a single Web instance. Its simplicity has resulted in wide adoption, despite its limitations in scope, tooling support and performance. These limitations will be mitigated over time.

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Analysis

  • What Is Responsive Design?
  • Why Is Responsive Design Growing Rapidly?
  • How Does Responsive Design Work?
  • How Does Responsive Design Compare to Other Similar Techniques?
  • What Are the Benefits and Risks of Responsive Design?
  • What Are the Limitations of Responsive Design?
  • What Tools Support Implementing Responsive Design?
  • What Is the Future of Responsive Design?
  • What Are Recommendations Regarding Responsive Design?

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