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EP23 – Responsive Design vs Alternate Mobile Solutions

5 Nov , 2012  

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This week Arlo interviews WPtouch and Mobile Joomla teams to discuss responsive design vs alternate mobile solutions. We explain what responsive really is and it’s downside. Then we talk about what other options you have as a developer for a mobile strategy.

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Guests

Dale Mugford – Co-founder of BraveNewCode (creators of WPtouch)
Ugur Kaner and Miikka Kukkosuo – From Mobile Joomla, Founder and Head of Business Development

Comparing Responsive with Alternate Solutions

  • What is the clear difference between the two
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of Responsive Design
    • Technical
    • Design
    • Content
    • Strategy and Maintenance
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of server-side solutions
    • Technical
    • Design
    • mobile frameworks
    • Content
    • pro: choose exactly what is delivered
    • Strategy and Maintenance
    • pro: detect actual platforms

WordPress Mobile Theme – WPtouch

  • 3.7M sites using WPtouch
  • Which sites and Why?
  • Price ranges?
    • Compare features
  • Speed Benefits?
  • Follow

Mobile Joomla

  • 15M Joomla pages mobilized
  • When and Why?
  • Price ranges?
    • Compare features
  • Speed Benefits?
  • Follow

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4 Responses

  1. [...] Dale Mugford along with Ugur Kaner and Miikka Kukkusuo from Mobile Joomla were interviewed for a podcast on Dev1.tv. The podcast focuses on comparing responsive design to server-side mobile solutions – like [...]

  2. Chris Sugden says:

    Love the WPtouch plugin! Makes viewing my site on a mobile device fun and, importantly, easy! http://www.suggymoto.com

  3. Vintuitive says:

    Back in the 90s we had to build websites with responsive design because of the big variation in screen sizes of visitors back in those days. You had to accommodate for the smaller monitors that ran on a max width of 800 as well as the much larger displays.

    Then there were the separate sites that had to be built just for WAP.

    Now that we have WP Touch the process is a lot easier.

  4. [...] Recently our Co-Founder Dale Mugford along with Ugur Kaner and Miikka Kukkusuo from Mobile Joomla were interviewed for a podcast on Dev1.tv. [...]

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