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In my experience, AWD is best used if you are taking an existing site and making it fit in tablets and phone. So in your css you still use media queries but decide the screen sizes for each one. If you do a search you can find the most common break points. You shouldn’t have to start from scratch either. Just start adding media queries. I don’t believe you need to use only percentages here either. You can just start changing the widths to flow how you want. Either one should work. I have used both and just use which is easiest for you and works good for the user experience.

RWD, for me anyways, works best if you are starting from scratch using all new code.