Frequently Asked Questions about Responsive Design
What does my site look like on a mobile phone if I don’t have a responsive design layer?
If you don’t have a mobile design layer on your site, your site will render identically to the desktop version on a mobile device. This may mean visitors will need to pinch, zoom or scroll to see all the content of the site. Elements like videos and animation may not appear on the mobile site.
What’s the difference between a mobile web design and a mobile app?
A mobile website is similar to any other website in that it consists of browser-based HTML pages that are linked together and accessed through a web browser. A mobile website from is designed for the smaller handheld display and touch-screen interface. Like any website, mobile websites can display text content, data, images and video. They can also access mobile-specific features such as click-to-call (to dial a phone number) or location-based mapping.
Apps are actual applications that are downloaded and installed on your mobile device, rather than being rendered within a browser. Usually these apps are cataloged and downloadable from Apple’s App Store and Android Market. The app may pull content and data from the Internet, in similar fashion to a website, or it may download the content so that it can be accessed without an Internet connection