I have always used CSS media queries on past sites for a responsive layout. Recently bumped into Drupal Mobile Tools dev.7 and liking it thus far. Trying to understand the purpose of it besides another method for a mobile site.

CSS Media Queries: Great if desktop / mobile sites are similar in functionality. Easy.

Drupal Mobile Tools: Need to load a different theme for major desktop/mobile site differences. Contextual layout. Exportable configurations.

Mainly looking for what is best practice out there. Can too many media queries put a major strain on a website with tons of hits or is Mobile Tools bit of overkill for any small/media site?


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What about using Adaptive Theme or sky (based off the first)? These are designed with multiple screen sizes in mind and you have a community of folks to share knowledge with.

  • Never have used them. Will check them out. Do you tend to stick to modules for responsive design and not media queries?
    – tdm
    Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 21:00
  • Well, you may need to open up another question. In general, AT/Sky seems to fit our needs for multiple screen sizes. It also puts a lot of the customization in admin screens vs going into CSS code.
    – Rick
    Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 21:03
  • Seems extremely handy, will definitely check it out. Thanks again for the info.
    – tdm
    Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 21:05
  • Best of luck! Also, a huge plus, AT comes out of the box with a lot of good accessibility features such as ARIA landmarks and such. As with anything, there is a learning curve but also a big ROI (return on investment).
    – Rick
    Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 21:08

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