Website Design on a Mobile-First Basis for Your New Website


A blog about the trend of “Mobile First” design and how to prevent it from damaging your website’s performance.

With recent changes in the technology landscape, it’s no surprise that mobile-first design has become the trend in web design since 2019. Mobile-first design is fundamentally changing the way websites are designed. The standard used in the past as if a website designed for a desktop or laptop computer had to be responsive to mobile use. Now, mobile-first design is the opposite, namely designing a website for mobile users first, before creating a version for desktop users. Even Google now has emphasized the importance of mobile-first design for every blog owner. It makes sense to see the increase in mobile phone users in the last 10 years.

What is mobile-first design?

Responsive and mobile-friendly themes are not enough. You also need to create a website design with mobile-first design principles. If before, most people prioritized desktop version design, now is the time to make mobile design a priority or mobile-first design.

Here are some things you need to consider when creating a mobile-first design:

Use Popups Appropriately

The use of popups is always debatable. Popup pro groups argue, popups effectively increase conversions. On the other hand, the counter popup group says that the popup interferes with the user experience. Should you stick with popups? Actually, popups will not interfere with the user experience if you use them fairly, not popups that appear every few seconds on a page. So as long as you use it fairly, the popup won’t interfere with the user experience.

Apply Finger Friendly Design

When designing a website for mobile devices, you need to consider the tools that users use on mobile devices, namely fingers. Your website design should be finger friendly, easy to find on small screens, and easy to click on by fingers.

Avoid Using Sliders

Maybe a slider is considered to be able to beautify the visuals of a website. Sliders are just aesthetically pleasing, but not efficient for website speed and user experience. In fact, only 1 percent of visitors click on content from the slider.

Don’t Use Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is usually used to display visual media such as images or videos. Unfortunately, most mobile device users cannot access Flash, which will interfere with the user experience. Even if users install Adobe Flash Player, it will only slow down the loading of your website. If you want to add visual media or other unique components, we recommend using HTML5 or Java.

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