When making mockups for Responsive Web Design projects, should I separate them by Page or by Screen Size? Which one would be more helpful when I start writing the source code?

What are the pros and cons of the following:

  • Page based: All the home page mockups in all different screen sizes
  • Screen-size based: All the pages for width <= 960px

I'm using Balsamiq Mockups to make mockups and I prefer to store all related mockups in a file like homepage, login or 960px, 768px.

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Screen-size is an overall approach that can covers a lot of device display of today market. But Page based approach allows to create a perfect application designed for each mobile device screen.

Today the recommended approach is Screen-size based because the amount of devise increase every day with different screen size and characteristics.

  • that make sense somehow ... hmm, we usually don't design for each screen-size, but for some form of most-popular or standard screen-sizes, right? ... I really need to think about that. Thanks anyways for the input! :)
    – Mahdi
    Sep 23, 2013 at 20:26

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