RESS: Responsive Design + Server Side Components

Last update : June 26, 2014

In Responsive Web Design implementations, Web URLs are consistent across devices and adapt their content based on the capabilities of the browser in which they are displayed.

Server side solutions, on the other hand, only send what a client needs. But server-side solutions generally rely on user agent redirects to device-specific code templates. Each device class that warrants adaptation needs its own set of templates and these templates may ultimately contain duplicative code that actually applies to every class of device.