How Many Websites Should We Build?

rectangles-some-filled.jpg
How Many Websites Should We Build? 1

Someone emailed me:

What approach to building a site should I take?

  1. Build a single responsive website
  2. Build a site on a single domain, but detect mobile, and render a separate mobile site
  3. Build a separate mobile site on a subdomain

It’s funny how quickly huge industry-defining conversations fade from view. This was probably the biggest question in web design and development this past decade, and we came up with an answer: It’s #1, you should build a responsive website. Any other answer and you’re building multiple websites and the pain from that comes from essentially doubling the workload, splitting teams, communication problems across those teams, inconsistencies across the sites, and an iceberg of other pain points this industry has struggled with for ages.

But, the web is a big place.

This emailer specifically mentioned imdb.com as their example. IMDB is an absolutely massive site with a large team (they are owned by Amazon) and lots of money flying around. If the IMDB team decides they would be better off building multiple websites, well that’s their business. They’ve got the resources to do whatever the heck they want.


This post was originally posted here

Check out our Starter Sites built with #ToolWeLove including Toolset, Elementor Pro, and Astra Pro.

 

Share this page
Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Pixallus Website Giveaway

We understand COVID has created shifts in many people’s lives. That’s why we’ve decided to giveaway a fully functional website with all the tools you

Read More »
How to Choose WordPress Hosting

Pixallus WordPress Hosting. Simplified. Enjoy blazing fast WordPress website loading speeds and 99.9% uptime. Whether you’re a freelancer, small business, or a large organization, we

Read More »
USA.css

.usa-stars {Show CSS} .usa-stars { background: linear-gradient(324deg, #3c3b6e 4%, transparent 4%) -0.7in 0.43in, linear-gradient(36deg, #3c3b6e 4%, transparent 4%) 0.3in 0.43in, linear-gradient(72deg, #fff 8.5%, transparent 8.5%)

Read More »
The Thirteenth Fourth

Well boy howdy. The 13th birthday of CSS-Tricks has rolled around. A proper teenager now, howabouthat? I always take the opportunity to do a bit

Read More »
sendinblue