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I'm in the process of redesigning my portfolio from scratch and I've been reading about responsive web design.
I understand it's best practice for large websites but would you recommend responsive web design for a portfolio? Is it worth being able to show your portfolio on your phone?
Do you have any good examples of small websites or portfolios that look good on the phone as well as your desktop computer?
If you're a web-centric designer, then I think you'd be selling your skill set short immediately by not having a responsive site design. Responsive is where all sites are going, and have been so for a while now. With Phonegap, famo.us framework, etc., we'll soon be in a time where not being responsive will be kind of silly. Plus, native apps are going the same way (imo), so I think it best to be on the responsive train as soon as possible.
agreed. Its silly to imagine a plugin/third party solution is going to be what you trust to present your message to mobile browsers, considering the rapid proliferation of mobile traffic. Sites out there using a css based wrapper or a completely different mobile solution are starting to look old.
Bootstrap is nice for building responsive sites.
I like the idea of portfolios being responsive. It shows the person has a greater understanding of the direction of the web and is thinking/prepared for it.
Problem is I find many of those employing responsive portfolios are using the same basic WP or similar template, and never really created or fully understand the functionality of the code, in the first place.