Responsive designs allow websites to adapt to different screen sizes and display types. However, some designers suggest that a responsive design should also adapt to orientation changes.
a good responsive design will still adapt when transitioning from portrait to landscape on any device!
Source: Jake Rocheleau
In addition to designing for both landscape and portrait (and enabling those orientations to possibly switch in an instant upon page load), we must consider the hundreds of different screen sizes.
Source: Kayla Knight
However, I'm slightly concerned that a design changing when the user rotates their device could be confusing. Users frequently rotate their devices to get a better look at some content. If the design changed suddenly, would we not be getting in the user's way?
So my question is are there any benefits to adapating to orientation? If a design does adapt to orientation, what is the best way to do that?