A CDE Definition
A website designed for the large screens in desktop and laptop computers. When websites are queried from a mobile browser in a smartphone, a mobile version of the site will be retrieved if available, and the user has little choice. Because mobile sites may have abbreviated content, in 2015, Apple's mobile iOS 9 operating system added a "Request Desktop Site" browser option that will download the full desktop site. Contrast with mobile website. See responsive Web design.
responsive Web design
Creating a Web page that renders well on both smartphone and tablet screens as well as computer monitors. There are two solutions. The first is to switch to a dedicated site upon detection of a mobile device. The second is to make all the pages on the same website flexible and dynamically adjustable to the device and browser that requested them. The use of variable-sized fonts and images and multiple style sheets are basic approaches. See mobile emulator, mobile website and Media Queries.
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