For the last few years, responsive design has been making waves when it comes to website designin possessing the unique ability to work across several viewing formats. It has been so successful that more and more web designers have turned to using responsive web design over these years, while its apparent disadvantages have been played down.
So, in an effort to keep it real, here are 3 disadvantages of responsive design:
#1: Omission of content
Even though the general view is that the content looks similar over different layouts, whether it’s a monitor or a screen of a smartphone, the truth is that a lot of content gets omitted since it’s impossible to accomodate every picture. Yes, you’ll be able to see the difference between the way a website is presented on a desktop as opposed to a smartphone. And that would be by the omission of pictures that you would see.
#2: Takes Time to Work
Unlike CSS, where one can make changes to several pages in a matter of a few minutes, the same isn’t true when one takes the responsive design approach. In fact, you have to test a page several times before you know it actually works and is ready to go “live”.
#3: Takes Long to Load If there’s one complaint that users have, it is the fact that long load times of pages can be a real
deterrent in going through the content of a website. Most of the time, users leave before they can get a chance to see all the hard work that is placed on that site, which defeats the purpose of creating a site in the first place.