Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design that makes web pages render well on a variety of devices and window or screen sizes. A responsive web design will automatically adjust for different screen sizes and viewports. Responsive websites respond to the size of the browser at any given point. With a responsive website, someone can browse your website from any device such as Mobile, Tab, Laptop or Desktop and it will still look and function perfectly.
Adaptive design uses static layouts based on breakpoints which don’t respond once they are initially loaded. Adaptive works to detect the screen size and load the appropriate layout for it. A static web design will not automatically adjust for different screen sizes and viewports. Adaptive websites adapt to the width of the browser at a specific points. Adaptive design snaps into place because the page is serving something different because of the browser or device it is viewed on.
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