Mobile-first design is pretty much all in the name. Its the process of designing a website for mobile first, then working up to the bigger screens. Typically in the past it was the other way around but with more and more people using their mobiles for browsing its no big surprise the design world is starting to change their ways!
In fact mobile devices are now officially the number one for browsing the web, especially right here within the UK. More and more companies are realising just how important a mobile friendly site is and are making sure its not only functional but still looks great, this is creating a bit of a surge in the market and everyone is keen to get on board not to be outdone by competitors.
Personally i’m all for the mobile-first model as it makes us think a little deeper into what content is more important and keeps websites clutter free.
To expand further, as you know mobile screens are significantly smaller than tablets and desktops this means that companies have to really consider what their core content is and what kind of core message they’re looking to portray. No longer will we have to endure scrolling through endless irrelevant content, we’ll get straight to the juicy stuff. Its much less of an issue on a larger screen but on mobile we just want the info quickly.
Let us know what you think below!