Wait. WHAT?! It has to be responsive? This isn’t April 1st, is it?
Responsive design is great, but it’s not a silver bullet. When a designer sets it as the goal of a website without understanding the broader goals, it becomes a problem. The ultimate goal of a website should be happy users - which will lead to more conversions, whatever the conversion might be (e.g., spread the word, provide information, making a sale, etc.). Because mobile users generally have a different agenda to desktop users and are looking for quick information, building a responsive site is not always the best way forward.
By restricting your selections to responsive-only, you are failing to showcase awesome sites built for a mobile device. Take my site for the City of Suwanee, for example. They have a great desktop site - well over 200 pages of information that someone on a desktop might be looking for. Someone on a mobile device, however, has a far different agenda. Please pull it up on your desktop AND on your mobile device - and then explain why the mobile version, built with the Phelix theme in Rapidweaver, shouldn’t be on your showcase. Likewise with my medical imaging sites - our surveys have shown that users have a far different agenda - those on mobile phones are looking for services offered, hours of operation, and easy to find phone numbers and addresses, while desktop users are looking for more detailed information. As a result, we’ve built parallel sites (FreeStack for desktop and Phelix for mobile). Visit South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging to compare. In my humble opinion, both belong in your showcase.
All that said, I do believe responsive web design has a place - and I’ve built many such sites. But, should every site be responsive? Absolutely not. Even Google, who now penalizes websites that aren’t mobile-friendly, has firmly stated that they don’t care if a site is responsive or not…so long as the site looks and acts great on mobile (i.e., having a second site at ‘m’ is perfectly fine with them).
I’m very happy to consider myself a situational designer.