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The responsive website or a form is one that follows the width it is given or to say differently, it will change its style based on the device that it is on making it easier for people with mobile devices to fill out the fields.
We have several different ways to make the jotform responsive and that is one of them. That option is also closely related to the one if our new Form Designer - each makes its own changes to the responsiveness, but they work best together.
There is also a Mobile Responsive widget that makes similar changes to your jotform.
I would suggest creating a clone of the jotform that you would like to make responsive and try out the different options and see which one is the best for you.
it would seem to me to enable this always - what is the trade off if I do so? What would be the benefit of disabling?
Well, by default it is disabled so that you can create your jotform the way you want it to look, without any additional styles applied that would make it responsive.
Depending on how you set up the jotform it might not be the best choice as our responsive option might change your jotform's layout - that is if the size of the iframe is reduced to a size activating mobile styles and which could only be a problem if you were after a specific style.
In most cases, this is however a good option to have turned on.
Ben - thanks for detailed answer :)
On behalf of my colleague, you are welcome.
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