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I think it is quite normal to jump on new technology and is not a bad thing that we do. I’m still misunderstanding the whole “proven” aspect. What needs to be proven, that sites shrink to random sizes are either effective or ineffective? It simply allows us to view our content on smaller devices.

I’d like to know the target audience for that “testing”.

Also, media queries does not necessarily work on all devices which I think jQuery Mobile will take care of that in the near future.

I certainly wouldn’t compare tables and responsive layouts. The reason we used tables is because the CSS spec was still being developed. You could compare using a totally different subdomain ( to what we now use Media Queries.

Edit: I do agree that horizontal scrolling isn’t so bad on mobile devices because of the swipe gesture.