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There is a specific type of web design called “mobile first” where the web designer will design a website to accommodate the small screen of a mobile device. This is supposed to be the most difficult task for a web designer, so they often want to design a website for mobile devices first before they design it for bigger screens. Meanwhile, the web designer can outline the goals for incorporating the smaller web design into the bigger screen devices.

A web designer will not factor certain elements into a mobile-first web design, such as rich content and easy navigation. They’ll want to see how the design changes when it’s brought to a bigger screen. From there, the web designer will know what adjustments to make in the design so that it will look better on these bigger screens. This is what eventually leads to a responsive web design that looks great on all devices.

Your website must have a mobile first web design if you want it to be Google compliant. This will allow it to rank better in the search engine. But that’s just one of the benefits of a mobile-first web design.

Below are more benefits:


 

Great Design Procedure

A website is designed for devices with small screens first. As it gradually becomes designed for larger screen devices, the content, user interface, user experience, and search engine optimization all become better.


 

Responsive Web Design

You must have a responsive web design which is compatible with all screen sizes. A mobile first web design begins the process of having such a design. In the end, your website should look great on a big desktop computer monitor and a small smartphone.

> Read more about Responsive Web Design


 

Better Experience for Users

A mobile first web design has fewer features and content on the website. Anyone on a mobile device will have an easy time navigating the website for this reason. As for the desktop web design, that will appear with more options and content to accommodate people on actual desktop and laptop computers.


 

Less Content

Only the most important content gets shown to mobile users. This content gets placed first on the website. All the content that is not so important will be shown after the main content. This ensures that mobile users will see the critical content that webmasters want them to see.


 

A Design for Speed

Desktop websites tend to have a lot more content on them. If a mobile phone user were to attempt to look at this content, it would drain the data limit that they have with their carrier. The download speed may get slower too if your internet speed is too slow. On the other hand, a mobile-first web design creates a minimalist style website which doesn’t have much data for mobile users to load. As for desktop users, they’ll still get to access the content they love.

> Read more about Speed Optimization