Responsive Web Design Makes It Hard To Be Fast

October 15, 2012

http://www.guypo.com/technical/responsive-web-design-is-bad-for-performance-there-i-said-it/

Guy Podjarny:

I like Responsive Design. Heck, I LOVE Responsive Design. I think it’s a brilliant methodology, which address true challenges in a very good way. But no matter how fond you are of RWD, I think you have to face the music – RWD makes it very hard to write a fast website.

I’m not saying you can’t write a high performance responsive website. I’m not saying you shouldn’t use RWD (Responsive Web Design) – I would actually recommend it to most organizations. However, RWD makes pages inherently more complicated, and all in all would make the mobile web slower.