lucy24 - 9:47 am on Jul 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
A certain tablet has a 7" screen at 1280 pixels. Non mobile friendly sites look 30%-40% smaller and are impossible to read or navigate without constantly zooming in/out.
It's the "navigate" part I was thinking about.
It's relatively trivial also loads of fun to play with your css so things display in different ways depending on available pixel width. But it's not at all trivial to take all the varied forms of scrolling and hovering and left/right/middle-clicking, and all the things a browser user can change on the fly, and reduce them all to one kind of interaction-- to be done by a user wearing mittens.
Anyone else noticed how in the app version of one Extremely Well Known Site, if your finger slips two millimeters to the right when aiming for one of the most important interaction-touchpoints, you've hit the link to a different page? "Responsive" doesn't just mean make everything smaller.