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My understanding of AWD is that you create different layout for each breakpoints. RWD is more of a device agnostic approach where you set breakpoints based on content behavior instead of device. To be honest I am little bit confused with all those buzzwords like: liquid, elastic, adaptive, responsive, progressive and who knows what else is out there. To me the best approach is based on the look or behavior of content at different widths not device width. If something doesn’t feel or look right as you scale up or down then take appropriate action at that point.