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March 29, 2016

dynamic serving vs responsive design : customising your design for mobile users


As we explained in the last responsive mobile design post.There are 3 ways to optimize your mobile website.These are 1) Creating a responsive website 3) dynamic serving and 3) Creating a mobile website

CHOOSING THE RIGHT MOBILE DESIGN APPROACH :WHEN TO USE DYNAMIC SERVING FOR YOUR MOBILE USERS 
 
In this post we look at " how to use dynamic serving for mobile users and under what circumstances this design is used 

Dynamic serving is a server side development approach that detects which type of device your visitors are using to view your website delivers .Dynamic serving specifically optimize the website content based on the device your users are using and the server responds accordingly .

Like responsive design, the dynamic serving uses one single set of url's for all content regardless of how the content is seen, irrespective of a desktop, PC, laptop or me. However that's when the similarity ends .In dynamic serving the url too remain the same,but the content delivered to mobile device is not always the same as in desktop

This is because dynamic serving is a server side approach that alters the content code (HTML, CSS and php ) based on the device that is asking for it before the content is delivered to the browser.This code allows the server to alter the content of the page without altering the URL of the page

 CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN YOU SHOULD USE DYNAMIC SERVING


1)When your website needs to include complex mobile friendly functionality such as multi-page form and interactive dashboards.Dynamic serving allows you to serve the best experience based on user circumstances

2)When you see that your website needs to serve 2 different device markets very differently. One example is that iPhone users take a different path to conversion as compared to android users . Dynamic serving is also used when you want your webpages to render differently for your tablet users and smartphone users.

3)When your visitors largely use different keywords to access your website via desktop search and mobile search. Dynamic content allows you to altered the way the " content is rendered on page by page basis

 4)Dynamic serving  is the best solution If you want to optimize specific pages for high volume keywords phrases without changing the desktop language and if you want your desktop visitors and mobile visitors to convert in different ways