October 5th, 2019

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

Responsive implicitly means no such thing.

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Alex Russell

you say that, but I’m reflecting to you what the industry, overall, has taken it to mean. You and I have not been able to change the minds of hundreds of thousands of developers by insisting harder that they’re using language wrong. Time to trying something else.

Chris Ferdinandi ⚓️

Do you think the issue is really terminology, or more that as a whole developers are self obsessed assholes who project “it works for me” onto everyone else? I know that’s harsh, but this feels More like a lack of professionalism than understanding.

Scott Jehl

I agree about poor performance on most sites, including ones w/ responsive UIs. But in those cases, the responsive UI is a plus-it’s one priority they nailed while failing others. Responsive describes a fluid UI and nothing beyond that. It pairs w/ perf practices that need uptake

# Posted by Scott Jehl on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 2:59pm

Scott Jehl

Anyway, I’d love a holistic term that describes responsible/ethical web delivery, but responsive interfaces should still live within that. We should consider it a win that one good mobile optimization (albeit visual) did take. We still need to sell the stuff that pairs with it.

# Posted by Scott Jehl on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 3:05pm

Scott Jehl

Performant, Responsive, Accessible, and Secure. … SPAR! 😁

# Posted by Scott Jehl on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 3:27pm

Florens Verschelde

I doubt it’s a word problem, frankly. Never been my experience that we lacked words to explain what works best for end users.


# Liked by Chris Ferdinandi ⚓️ on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 2:46pm

# Liked by Stefan Tilkov on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 3:14pm

Have you published a response to this? :