Frequently Asked Questions
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Drupal is proven to be effective with diverse applications ranging from smaller informational sites for local businesses through to large corporate websites with thousands of pages and massive numbers of users.
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Drupal allows users to easily modify your website adding, editing or deleting pages. More specifically you are empowered to edit page content, including adding text and rich media such as images, video or downloadable documents.
Responsive web design is design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal experience across a wide range of devices including Desktop Computers, Tablets and Smartphones. These devices vary quite widely in key areas such as screen size resolution. Some elements that should be considered in website that implement responsive design techniques include:
- Text is easy to read.
- Images and other rich media are clearly visible.
- Navigation menus, buttons and other interface elements are sufficiently sized and designed to allow for easy, intuitive interaction.
- Interactions leverage native technologies such as touch (tap, pinch, swipe etc.) wherever possible.
Ensuring these elements work as expected is a time consuming and exacting process. This imposes around 30% extra time, effort and expense to implement. However, it ensures that you are able to serve a significant and increasingly large percentage of your users who are on mobile devices.
Responsive websites are typically a superior solution to alternatives such as custom mobile sites. Primarily because you typically need to manage only one set of content (as opposed to managing content for each instance of a device type you want to support).
Adaptive techniques are often seen as an alternative to responsive design. However that need not be the case. We feel that certain adaptive techniques can be leveraged to work in concert with responsive techniques.
Once again the goal is to provide a superior experience across a range of devices. The main difference is the server hosting the website detects the devices making requests to it, and uses this information to deliver different batches of HTML and CSS code based on the characteristics of the device that have been detected.
We recommend the use of adaptive techniques where it has the most impact, namely serving images that are appropriate to the capabilities of the device. Only serving the data needed results in a faster loading website and a more pleasing user experience.
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