Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Responsive versus Adaptive: Which one to go for?


One of the big advantages of responsive design that propelled it to instant stardom was that a single codebase served well for both the desktop and mobile user. This made a developer’s life easier as it almost eliminated the nightmarish experience of having to look after multiple code versions for different device types. However, the same code for both the devices means that the website being launched on smartphone will have the same size and complexity as the desktop version, which is the main culprit behind responsive websites behaving weird and bloated on mobile devices.

On the other hand, using an adaptive approach, a server has the freedom to choose how to optimally render pages, removing or adding functionalities on the fly, on the basis of the device detected and the user information.

The benefits can be summed up as below:

Developers wouldn’t have to recreate the website from scratch as one would have to while going for responsive site. Most websites become too complex over the time, with one functionality being added on top of the other and scratching all the effort is not a viable option. The design and testing phase is particularly fussy as it is difficult to customize the user experience for every device or context.

1. Adaptive websites are faster and sometimes more user-friendly. The reason is simple enough. As adaptive delivery works by transferring only the device specific assets, images and multimedia content can be optimized on the fly to suit display resolution and size.

2.The server-side adaptive offers distinct templates for every device, enabling greater level of customization along with faster loading of web pages. In addition, it is compatible with different server-side plugins which are available for popular content management systems and eCommerce systems such as Magento. However, this approach requires considerable changes to the back-end systems, and if you are on a budget, it could prove a little painful. You will be required to manage multiple templates which will show as a bump in the maintenance cost. Performance issues can also arise when servers are under heavy load.

Bottom Line


Content-heavy websites where there is not much of a difference in user intent between desktop and mobile users generally go for responsive design. However, if you are designing a website where the mobile user intent is significantly different than your desktop target audience, adaptive design will be a better bet. The example is e-commerce websites.

Besides, if a webmaster chooses adaptive design, he or she can further optimize the user experience by taking advantage of the extra features that these devices offer, for instance, location. That is exactly why 82 percent of the Alexa top 100 global sites use some kind of server-side detection to serve content.

For most organizations using responsive design in conjunction with adaptive delivery works well. The content heavy portion of the site uses responsive approach allowing readers to consume the content in a satisfying manner no matter which device they are on. On the other hand high intent portions of the site work well through adaptive delivery. The key is to find a balance between serving your users and meeting the business objective.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

PSDTOHTMLHERO Logo Design


Hi, everyone I am very excited to give you a little brief about my new logo design.

Hope, you guys liked the name “PSDTOHTMLHERO”. Guess what is this about??? Oh yes, it is about a service which will I provide from my website www.psdtohtmlhero.com (still in construction stage). Here we provide a service of HTML conversion from Photoshop designed files or jpeg design file. We convert any design into fully functional HTML, CSS, and JQUERY websites. Oh!!! Sorry I described lots of thing about the service. For any psd to html conversion at affordable rate just (Rs. 800 per landing page) contact me with your design.

 Now please have look on my logo walkthrough for PSDTOHTMLHERO.com

Worked on this logo from last two-three weeks, spent lots of time in research, drawing samples, designs, variation but somehow not find anything suitable and meaningful. Drawn number of superhero for the logo but not a single one fitted with my idea. Suddenly yesterday a keyword stokes on my mind and that was “supernatural”. Reason to search supernatural logos is simple because superheroes are made up with supernatural powers. So after a little bit research on supernatural logos and superheroes logo. I found what I want, found a logo with a superhero standing boldly with a round red background (symbolizing a superhero standing in front of a sun). And from there started my sketches with my superheroes and finally reached at that point where i wanted to be.

So guys hope you liked my new logo. Any suggestions and ideas on this logo are mostly welcome. Please throw your comments.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

My New Business Card Design

Hi, after a long time posting a new post , I know i know you guys excited to see my new business card design, Yes this is my new business card design.

About Idea 
Before making my vcard, i searched lots of vcard designs, wasted lots of time to search new business card design. Got lots of idea from there, but not able to implement on my design, after doing long experiment sudden on my mind strikes and got idea to put my own picture and I did that.
In one shot I opened my famous promoted image and placed on my business card design, little played with that and finally i came to this, and after that taking few reviews (good n bad both )decided to print business card with my photo. Many of my friends and colleagues said that "Mukund this is a great idea. Go with it only !!" and other few friends putting own images is not good idea at all, they given own views on my design and i appreciated that, but finally i decided to go with my photo business card. Reasons for giving own image on business card was 1. Own photo gives a trustful thoughts. 2. Its different and not boring like other business cards.

Feedback
I got very good feedback for my new business card from my clients and colleagues. Everyone appreciated my work and I am very thankful to all of them.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hi, guys see my new logo design for a online ticket booking company. I tried lots of things for the logo but none of them suites the buisness n symbol, i tried double door, single door, ticket as a door, but didnt find anything out of box on that symbols do finally i decided to play with font, gradient, texture and some fun within te symbol, so after a lots of effort n experiment i got something like this. Hope client will like the logo, and hope that i will be the creative man for  his next further project> My fingersre crossed now.

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