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A Retrospective — Responsive Design

Not too long ago, there was a great debate between two sides of the web. The “Responsive” web vs the “m.” web. One pushing for a single codebase that responds to user-context and another pushing for a second, mobile-only approach (typically using a subdomain starting with m.) Its clear now, the responsive web has won. The mark of a master woodworker is his/her ability to work with the grain. The grain gives the wood its natural identity and subtly tells the craftsman the best way to work it. Work with the grain and save effort. Work with the grain and maximize flexibility. Work with the grain and maintain strength. Work against the grain at the expense of additional effort on the part of the craftsman as well as reduced flexibility and strength in the wood. A Retrospective — Responsive Design

Not too long ago, there was a great debate between two sides of the web. The “Responsive” web vs the “m.” web. One pushing for a single codebase that responds to user-context and another pushing for a second, mobile-only approach (typically using a subdomain starting with m.) Its clear now, the responsive web has won.

The mark of a master woodworker is his/her ability to work with the grain. The grain gives the wood its natural identity and subtly tells the craftsman the best way to work it.

Work with the grain and save effort. Work with the grain and maximize flexibility. Work with the grain and maintain strength.

Work against the grain at the expense of additional effort on the part of the craftsman as well as reduced flexibility and strength in the wood.

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