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Adaptive design under front-end

What is Adaptive design

Adaptive – graphic web-design, in the result of which we have different layouts for each device and, accordingly, different mockups. The target of adaptive design – optimal and comfortable interaction at the given devices and screen resolutions, comfortable user experience with the interface.

Differences of the front-end part

Web service is divided into the web part, frontend and backend. Adaptive design for the front-end part allows to establish rapid and flexible work with any device.

Web part

Web Part is a public client interface, which runs the end-user.


Front-end – interface for internal user and service management. Programmers, administrators, managers of the content (eg, the console service management, content management system) are working with it.


Frontend connects internal backend user – the server of the service.

Key differences between responsive and adaptive

Because of the similarity of the terms adaptive / responsive, it is thought that they are one and the same. In fact, there are significant differences between responsive and adaptive in the process of design and development.

The responsive design is used as so-called “Rubber layout”: All elements of the UI and the content are scaled according to the size of the screen. The responsive can not be applied on JavaScript, only on CSS and HTML. Design is within the grid without the possibility of replacing one elements on another or change their behavior. When you load the responsive page there are loaded only the elements necessary for the current device and the user sees the rebuildiing of the interface

The adaptive layout needs JavaScript. For each device there created a separate layout and accordingly to that different design layouts. When you load adaptive page identifies the device and the desired layout to be shown. So that the user can immediately see the interface in the most convenient for work format.

Elements of the adaptive design of the page can be used interchangeably. This makes it possible to prioritize functionality: for the desktop version – complete, mobile – optional (complete, but first and foremost be seen the most important interface options).

Using of adaptive

Adaptive interface design is used for big multifunctional products and requires qualified specialists, responsive – for more “light” sites as easy to learn and implement.