I was wondering whether having a dedicated mobile site represents an
improvement with regard to accessibility and standards, or whether it is
acceptable to have a single site that is adaptable to different screen widths
(e.g. by means of CSS media queries). Of course, setting up a
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Grant, I think it's likely that you'll find a lot of division on this question.
But I'll go ahead and offer my own opinion.
I think it's an unnecessary expense and expenditure of energy to build a
redundant site simply to suit mobile devices. There is a very workable solution
My thoughts on this are (assuming you're rebuilding an existing site):
Check your site statistics/analytics - look at the range of devices accessing
the site and what they're looking at - are there some pieces of content which
aren't being accessed from handheld devices?
yep, plenty of division ;-)
...but while Sheldon is correct that responsive design can cater quite
well to the most popular mobile devices, there are still a heap out
there that don't recognise media queries or any of the other building
blocks of responsive design. In some parts of the world
I think Sheldon and Andrew both are right. You have to check your user and
content of the site.
Here is the best example of the site which look nicely in different devices.
You have to study your site material how you want to show the site.