moTi - 11:19 pm on Mar 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
sorry for being slightly off topic, but here is an important note many of you might not consider.
I also have a blog that has a mobile version of the site (not responsive) and while it looks fine on the smart phone screen it looks crappy on the tablets.
the recent years have introduced one fundamental challenge in layout delivery, namely for mobile devices. so there are really only two different basic screen sizes to regard:
1. desktop computers, notebooks and tablets
the confusion arises, because tablets are commonly labeled mobile devices. in fact, they are, but keep in mind, that in terms of screen capacities, even in portrait mode tablets don't differ that much from devices like small notebooks. in order to correctly cater to tablets, it is more important to keep an eye on things like touch gestures and device compatibility features and integrate them properly.
which has nothing to do with responsive design but rather with usability aspects. so, what is the fuss really about with responsive design when the only new and fundamentally different player in the game is the tiny smartphone screen? which for obvious reasons is actually rather useless to adequately regard with a responsive design approach. why do you think apps even exist? so better come up with a separate mobile version: a webapp.
and it's not hard to detect browsers for smartphones (only smartphones, not tablets) on the server side and deliver a mobile site for them. there are solid scripts in every programming language available for free.
Responsive layout is the future. No doubt about that.
not in my opinion. in my opinion you are subject to a hype that is not thought out.