Responsive design have been more noisy these days among web developer and designers , because Responsive web plan (RWD) is a way to deal with ideal review experience for web presentation and route with at least re sizing, panning, and looking over an extensive variety of gadgets – from desktop PC screens to cell telephone.
However if we consider the SharePoint 2013 , Device channel is specifically introduced to manage the different design over different devices – Now what to choose and why ? Please go through on following points of differences and make your decision
|Device Channel ( DC )||Responsive Web Design ( RWD )|
|Device channels are used when we want to make our SharePoint site viewable on different devices.||Responsive Web Design makes the design/presentation of the page fluid enough to be adjusted based upon the device screen.|
|Different design on different devices.||Different presentation on different devices.|
|Device channels gives flexibility to target specific content of a site on different devices.||Responsive design adjusts the presentation as per the size of the device screen.|
|Component will be loaded only for the specific device only.||Responsive design you can hide component by CSS but still those components will be there on the screen and hence they will be loaded on the page.|
|specific master page and CSS for different devices||Same master page and CSS for all the devices.|
|This will work in all the browsers.||Old browsers might won’t render the content correctly.|
|Minimal Content Rendering is possible for low-bandwidth devices.||Content can’t be minimized for very low bandwidth devices.|
|Not friendly with Search Indexing as Same URL renders different HTML.||It’s a search engine and indexing friendly.|
|It works only for publishing site.||This design supports for all the site templets.|
For More information , please click here that describes right approach for user experience across devices by Responsive Web Design and SharePoint 2013 device channels.
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