In this session, Dino debunks some of the myths of Responsive Web Design and brings up the need for different HTML views.
Any web site can be accessed with any sort of device, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, glasses, and smart TVs. Obviously; your site must be responsive. But how do you get it to be responsive? Having separate web sites is a sure failure; you need a single web site that can offer different views. But what's the ideal way of switching views? Is Responsive Web Design enough? How does it really work? What are its hidden costs? In this session, Dino debunks some of the myths of Responsive Web Design and brings up the need for different HTML views. The rest of the talk is built around an ASP.NET MVC application demo that uses a popular framework (WURFL, used by Google and Facebook to name a few) to switch views intelligently based on device detection.
You will learn:
- The benefits and inherent flaws in Responsive Web Design
- About individual devices to optimize your site
- About frameworks for reliable and fast (and even free) device detection