Why Mobile-Only Sites aren’t the Answer
I read this article on Smashing Magazine. MOBILE MYTHS DEBUNKED Think Again: Assumptions About Mobile To Reconsider One of the points was: Mobile Means Less I loved the following explanation given by the author -
Imagine you’re reading the delivery menu for your favorite American restaurant, and you want to order a steak. To your utter shock and dismay, you find that it’s not on the menu. You’ve had steak before when visiting the restaurant in person, so you wonder why you’re not seeing it on the delivery menu. Someone in charge decided that Americans have poor eating habits, and if they are not willing to come to the restaurant in person for the full experience, then they are likely to be sitting at home on a couch in front of the television, and are not fit to have the meal. You enter into absolute food rage and never return to the restaurant again. via http://mobile.smashingmagazine.com/2013/01/18/assumptions-about-mobile-to-reconsider/
This is an important reason why your website should have Responsive Design. Users having a high-end smartphone like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3 won’t like to have a stripped down website just because they are visiting your site from a mobile phone. A ‘Responsive website’ can give all users the same level of service, irrespective of whether they are viewing your website from a desktop, tablet or a smartphone.