Responsive Web Considered Harmful
Jenn Schiffer

So what is your solution if we stop making responsive websites? Do we make a 900px width website so it works on a large range of screens but we get a very small sized website on 4k screens?

I’m a web developper, mostly for front-end, and I find that it is not so much more time to do a responsive website than a non-responsive one if you know what you’re doing. In fact I’m pretty sure it is more time consuming to create specific solutions like a website for desktops, then a website for mobile, then an app for IOS, then and app for Android… And you have to maintain those multiple sites and apps then so it looks more messy to me…

If you want to avoid too much adjustments on every sizes of screen you can just handle the most common screens width like 2560px, 1920px, 1600px, 1366px, 1280px, 1024px, 768px, 320px. If you resize your site so you can keep it into those principals widths, it won’t take so much time.

What do you think?

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