Mobile websites are websites that operate ONLY on mobile devices such as an iPhone, Samsung, SmartPhone, iPad, Tablet, etc. The problem moving forward with this exclusive mode of programming and developing is that you require two websites. This becomes problematic when it comes to changes and updates because of the obvious reason that you will have to update both websites each time you make any changes or upgrades.
Desktop websites are obviously websites that only function properly when viewed with a desktop PC, Macintosh or laptop with a large screen (1024 X 768). These websites can be viewed on mobile devices if there is no reliance on Flash animation within the website, but they will be cumbersome and awkward to navigate since the user will have to pinch and zoom to use the navigation menu and to read content. This becomes very annoying, and annoyed users tend to make an exit fairly quickly (especially in this day and age of speed and convenience).
If your company or business requires a website upgrade based on this information, please feel free to contact Turtle Media Web Design and Development in Vancouver for a free estimate and to discuss your responsive web design and development project requirements.