What are the similarities and the differences between Adaptive and Responsive design, and in their performance? Lets see 🙂
What is Responsive design? We recommend you to have detailed information by reading our blog.
This form of web design, which we have heard frequently in recent years, first appeared in 2010 and has become popular in the world and in our country for the last few years. Responsive design occurs when the website is accessed from mobile and tablet devices, when elements such as pictures and text on the site are reshaped according to the screen width and fit on the screen. As the name suggests, the site layout reacts to the size of the screen. Your website acts like a liquid form. Just as water takes the shape of the container it enters, your website takes shape according to that screen no matter what screen size it opens.
And what about Adaptive design?
Adaptive web design is a server-side detection process that selects a layout and several different sizes to display. All web design layouts are available. A responsive design will serve different versions of the site for different devices depending on the overall screen sizes and resolutions. Adaptive design also adapts to different screen sizes as responsive design. But the content moves dynamically in responsive design whereas it follows a fixed layout size in adaptive design, which uses several fixed layouts and then chooses the best layout for the current screen size. Adaptive design will provide the best user experience based on the devices the user is using to interface. In responsive design a screen is scaled from a desktop design to a smaller device. At the same time adaptive design offers tailored solutions. As the name suggests, it adapts to the situational needs of the user.
What are the similarities of Adaptive and Responsive design?
In fact, both concepts are very close to each other. It has the principle of adjusting according to that resolution based on the resolution of the device used. Both design models aim to provide users with a comfortable and easy use.
What is the difference between web designs’ performance?
When we examine the performance differences, responsive will fail in this regard. Because responsive carries a lot of load in the coding phase to ensure that it is compatible with every screen. This is not the case in adaptive designs. Because HTML and CSS code is used separately for each template. In this case, it will outperform responsive designs in terms of performance due to carrying less load compared to responsive design. In short, Adaptive designs provide 2 times more performance than responsive designs in terms of performance.
Ultimately, the decision is entirely up to you! If you want to prepare a site with good performance and user experience on all screens, you should choose adaptive design. However, at the point where you don’t have much time or budget, you can choose responsive design for a quick and easier solution.
We use adaptive design in web development for our projects too 🙂