Static vs. responsive layout
There is an increased demand for responsive layout to display on mobile devices.
The good news is that SEEEMS.CMS supports both. Now, deciding on whether your website needs a responsive layout or can be implemented using traditional static layout depends on various factors.
1) Which devices your users use
2) If your basic layout works on all devices
3) How you want to present your content
These are not necessarily strict factors, so the decision as to whether you have a responsive layout or not is based on your personal preferences.
Implementing responsive layout requires more time because defining and implementing a dynamic concept is more time-consuming in general as more aspects need to be discussed than in static approaches. Also the technical implementation is more time-consuming as more code must be written and more styles must be defined.
However, the more different devices your website must show on, the more it will be a good investment to think responsive. Your content will fit better to the devices it is viewed on and your user will have a better experience if you have made a good responsive layout. So implementing responsive layouts can be a good investment if your target groups use different devices to view and use your content.
Degrees of freedom in design
Degrees of freedom in design and flexibility are somewhat opposite ends of how you can layout your website. If you want to have both it can require a great lot of work just to define what you want.
Flexible design requires you to define a number of scenarios that your layout must cover. Then one dynamic template can do the job. This needs careful planning.
It is sometimes easier to make your design in a static template and then make different static templates for different screensizes. However, this can end up being more work because you need to make more templates.
See also:Design for different clientsScreensizes for different clientsResponsive design