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Mobilize.js versus responsive web design (RWD)

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Mobilize.js versus responsive web design (RWD) Both mobilize.js and responsive web design offer solutions to having a mobile and desktop site from the same codebase.  This is a comparison and evaluation of the 2 approches

I previously blogged about mobilize.js and how it can be used to transform a website dynamically between a desktop and mobile-enabled site.  As a brief background, mobilize.js is a javascript library that detects if a mobile browser is being used and, using client-side javascript, and re-renders the page using predefined
mobile-optimised css.  However mobilize.js is no longer being developed - the developers now recommend using responsive web design instead.  In one of the comments to my original post I said I would check out the relative merits and report back - this is me reporting back

Responsive web design works by detecting the size of the display and rendering differently using css (css3) media queries.  The screen size can be set in the css (or different css …