Today Chad explains the difference between Mobile and Responsive.
There’s a big debate going on in the design community right now over whether you should make a responsive design that would scaled down to fit a mobile platform or just design a designated mobile platform itself. A lot of people that are on the side of responsive development, they say that your only designing one site technically and it does help a lot with the load times because you’re just using one set of code that will shrink down. However, you will face some issues because it won’t be totally optimized, as it would be if you were doing a purely mobile design. I’m personally a fan of doing a designated mobile site because I have a little bit more control in terms of link layout, images or content that will be presented, however both are viable solutions.