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Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of pure responsive design versus hybrid?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of pure responsive design versus hybrid?

Terri Hunsinger, Owner, WebUndies.com

A: Hybrid means some variation of a site is being decided on the server, before content is delivered.

With pure responsive design, the server sends the same markup to every type of device. Based on a web browser’s characteristics, the pure site’s layout and behavior is adjusted to ...

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