Responsive

Responsive Websites

  • There used to be just phones and desktops
  • Now there is everything in between
  • The new way of doing mobile

Example Responsive sites

Native Apps—Pros and Cons

  • Pros
    • Better performance for fast action games
    • Can be made to look different on every phone platform (iPhone, Android etc. if you have the money)
    • Can be used offline
  • Cons
    • Generally not adaptive to different screen sizes
    • Poor integration with social media (like sharing a concert, facebook comments)
    • Often does not support blogs
    • Adverts are not generally clickable
    • Rigid, fixed design (e.g. can’t add pages on the fly)
    • Leaves people disconnected after the event
    • require upgrade to Drupal 7
  • New tools can instantly create a native app from a snapshot of your website
    • Free
    • Produces app for every kind of phone

Costs

  • Upgrade to Drupal 7 has two components:
    1. Functionality
    2. Visual theme
  1. Support Mobile App
    • Upgrade functionality to Drupal 7 – $3,000
    • re-implement current theme exactly – $2,000
    • +cost of mobile app $??
  2. Responsive Site
    • Upgrade functionality to Drupal 7 – $3,000
    • Design responsive theme – $3,000 - $4,000 depending on complexity
    • +automated native app $0.00