ADAPTIVE DESIGN IN A NUTSHELL
In the early stages of Web design, designers and developers created with a limited set of screens: namely, desktops or laptops. Since smartphones and tablets were still the stuff of science fiction, this was easy to do. As more devices joined the party, however, designers and developers saw a need for different layouts of the same content. As its name suggests, adaptive design means developing different layouts to meet the requirements of screens of various resolutions.