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Responsive Web Design Is Web Design



Contrary to a blog post I read recently (which I won't link to for its misinformation), responsive web design isn't something all that new (considering how fast technology moves).

In my opinion, responsive web design is web design. Or as Thomas Byttebier wrote in June:

As the web continues to exist, people are going to interact with it through all kinds of devices. Yours will be more capable than mine. Yours will display more pixels than mine. I'll instruct it through my finger while you'll command it with your voice.
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And that's why it felt totally right when someone tweeted we should stop calling it responsive web design and start calling it just web design. The term responsive web design served a great purpose but it may be time to retire it. After all it's simply a pleonasm.



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