A Comparison of Methods for Building Mobile-Optimized Websites

Jan 7 2013 by Johan Johansson | 52 Comments

A Comparison of Methods for Building Mobile-Optimized Websites

There’s a debate over which technique of creating mobile-ready websites is the best.

Google advocates creating responsive web designs, while Jakob Nielsen, a renowned usability consultant, endorses the creation of dedicated mobile sites (but he was subsequently slammed by some web designers).

A third option is also gaining in popularity, where the web server renders the appropriate HTML and CSS from the same URL depending on the device a web page on the site is being requested from (which has been referred to as responsive design + server side components).

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