Yesterday I tweeted this:
My excitement for Responsive Web Design is fading a bit. It’s great for simple websites, but not enough for more complex web apps.
On mobile you don’t just wanna shrink and hide some stuff.. you wanna change behaviour.
I think the problem is that in @beep’s original post, it mostly was described as a media-query, flexible-layout thing: “Fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries are the three technical ingredients for responsive web design”. But @danielmall notes that it’s an approach and not a technology and @vasilis sees responsive design as using client side techniques to optimize the experience.
So if you’re also one of those less educated people like me: The term ”Responsive Web Design" has either evolved in its meaning, or we didn’t understand it from the beginning.