Adaptive Web Design or Responsive Web Design

By olive 8 months ago
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In today’s world, our devices screens are getting wider and bigger and this has driven web and app designers to create websites and apps to fit an array of screen size. In Singapore, when designing a website most would use responsive as its much more cost effective and convenient to use.

There are different ways to make website adapt to the user screen, adaptive design and Responsive design. Most of the time, people might get confused between both and think they are similar but each has benefits and drawbacks.

Adaptive Design

Adaptive design refers to the use of different layouts versions to better fit different user screen sizes and it would look the same on all screens, the static page which looks the same

Adaptive doesn’t mean you would need different sites, it still allows you to maintain the content in a single place and share the same content with all sites visitors. Adaptive sites use a template primed or each device

Responsive Design

Responsive design refers to one type of layout and fitted for all types of devices. That means it responds to the users screen and fits it to the screen ratio. This is useful as it plays with one website and care about your content then how to fit with the screen. To compare between both of them is based on layout and load time.


For responsive is based on the user’s screen size and this would be great in singapore as a lot of visitors would visit website through their phone in social media and it would need a fast responsive design, as there are some but adaptive design is more determined on the back-end and it produces template uniquely based on device type

Load Time

Adaptive would take a much faster time than the responsive page because adaptive design only transfer necessary assets specific to each device.

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