Advantages Of Designing Desktop Based Responsive Websites

Saurabh Tiwary | 6th August 2018

Responsiveness of a website is its user-friendliness. If a website is very simple and easily accessible for its customers than it is called a responsive website. This feature also improves the credibility of a website. But the mobile first design approach used a lot because of the rise in the number of smartphone users worldwide. Due to this, many responsive design patterns are affected. However, a technique which has the potential to solve enormous problems with ease is what we call as desktop based responsive websites.

The advantage of the desktop-first approach is that you don’t need to compromise on the features you want and create. When you test this on smaller devices, the goal would be to keep the interface minimal yet supporting several “high-end” features. But we have to know this fact that still, desktop users are somehow our prime targets.

The workflow in this regard is a bit different, But starting from the desktop-based solutions can be a better choice for web designers who create feature-rich designs.


Important Advantages Of Designing Desktop Based Responsive Websites:

Desktop-based design approach has been a traditional approach to design websites before responsive design came into the picture.

Most of the people nowadays talk about the mobile first approach but there are promising reasons to stick to the desktop-based designs unless the need is indispensable. When it comes to delivering features over the visuals, one should always go behind the desktop-based design patterns.

Check out some of the advantages of the desktop-based ideologies.
  • All the features are accessible at once
  • It allows you to have endless possibilities for your designs
  • Desktop/Laptop based experiences are quite satisfying for users and they spend a lot of time on their computers for important information
  • Reduces the number of clicks and enhances the usability
  • Gets rid of the scroll bar and multi-level navigation

When you explore some of the top social media sites, you might find that a number of features are available on the desktop-based UI as compared to the smartphones that limit the features and increase the number of clicks incorporating multiple navigations.

Rules for Designing Desktop Based Applications:
  • Focus on the tappable element and make them larger
  • Make links more accessible and easier to tap
  • Make use of JavaScript libraries with swipe motions
  • Check HTML5 specifications for all the browsers to find out which elements support browsers.

However, for a number of inputs, touch inputs would work well considering the advancements in the hardware. Therefore, a desktop-based design solution is worth compared to the mobile-based designs.


In the race to make websites more mobile responsive, designers are not taking care of desktop-based websites. Accessibleness of all features at once, endless possibilities for designs, focusing on tappable elements are some beneficial features Of designing desktop based responsive websites and we Oodles Studio are market leaders in providing these services.

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