With mobile performance becoming a mainstream issue, there is a lot of debate and some misconceptions around how to address mobile visitors. Is responsive superior to adaptive? Should visitors be redirected to a mobile-specific experience? We put together a list of the most common myths that specifically relate to building adaptive websites and using device detection.
The latest DeviceAtlas Mobile Web Intelligence report for Q1 2017 reveals that for the largest news websites, load time on mobile was a whopping 10.5 seconds on average. That's over 3 times longer than the 3 seconds threshold most users expect according to a recent benchmark from Google. The slowest websites took an unbelievable 19-22 seconds.