Bootstrap vs Mobile profiles

Martin Shin asked on December 26, 2014 00:07

Hi everybody. Which technique is best for developing responsive site in Kentico. Bootstrap css or mobile device profiles using?

Thanks!

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Ryan R answered on December 26, 2014 17:16

Martin, the best thing to do is to learn the difference between responsive design and adaptive design.

With responsive design every user gets the same CSS, images, etc., no matter what device they have. This is no the most effcient use of your users mobile bandwidth. With adaptive design you send only the CSS, images, etc. that is formatted to fit the particular device being used. Adaptive is generally better, but takes a lot more work.

There are a lot of resources out there, just do a google search for "adaptive design" and "responsive design" and you should see the difference.

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Brenden Kehren answered on December 26, 2014 00:19

Both.

There is a lot of discussion around this. But ultimately I believe you'll get the best result with a hybrid approach.

Using straight responsive (bootstrap, foundation, etc.) only sets visibility with the given breakpoints you specify in CSS. So the HTMl and resources still load on the page. Using mobile profiles allows you to target your content in a similar fashion BUT not have to process or load the content.

That's the simple description, hopefully it helps.

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Martin Shin answered on December 26, 2014 00:24

Hi Brenden! Thank you for the answer. Can you provide link to this discussions? I looked with Google but nothing to founded by me.

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Martin Shin answered on December 26, 2014 21:28

Brenden, Ryan. Thank you for the answers! Now I know, what I must do at the next step.

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Roman Hutnyk answered on December 27, 2014 04:43

Martin, please find some details on Kentico conditional layout capabilities @ https://docs.kentico.com/display/K8/Editing+page+layouts

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