Macdrifter's Responsive Design
> The single most controversial part of the design was going “responsive” with the layout. I was against the responsive design from the beginning. I didn’t like the idea that a Web site looks completely different on a mobile and a desktop browser. I really dislike those mobile WordPress templates that try to emulate an app instead of just being a web page. Mobile Safari is a great browser. Why not let it be a browser?
> But Erik had a different take on responsive design and he won me over. His version just means the page is more readable. On a mobile browser, the menus collapse to a single dropdown. On a 1280x1024 desktop browser window, the menus spread out a bit more. Stretch the window even larger and the font size increases for viewing in Old-Man-Mode, which I appreciate greatly.
I’ve never understood people who hate on responsive design because the iOS browser is great. Sure it is. But what looks good and is readable on a desktop window isn’t so on an iPhone. Responsive sites can be built beautifully that keep the feel of the desktop site but give you a more pleasant mobile experience.