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Responsive Doesn't Mean Mobile First There is a lot of confusion these days about Responsive and Mobile First design. While they do work hand in hand, they are not one in the same. Just because your website is Responsive doesn't mean it was built with a priority on Mobile First design. Here's how it usually works. A company has a desktop design and they get somebody to make it responsive (Responsive Retrofitting as seen in the image). It's understandable. For large corporations, a redesign from the ground up could be very costly and time consuming. The issue is, this doesn't solve any problems for other devices and leads to worse user experiences throughout anything that's not a desktop computer. While it does provide a better experience on mobile than a standard desktop site, there is so much more that can be done to increase the experience across a range of screen sizes. When you start with...
Visitors Don't Want to Click, Scroll and Tap. It doesn't matter your opinion on the subject. Anytime a user has to do an extra click, scroll or zoom on your website to obtain the information they came for, it is a bad User Experience. You think it's OK because it just takes a second, or because you can do it just fine? Re-read my first statement. Users are not coming to your website to tap and scroll. They come to get, or provide, information. So LET THEM! Stop getting in their way, cramming your website with needless sidebars, extra navigation, filler content and most importantly non-responsive design. People are always telling me things like 'Well it's just one extra click' or 'It's easy to scroll' like this will be the ONLY website a user visits in a day and that a hundred extra clicks or scrolls per day doesn't translate into seriously wasted time and energy. Start with a...
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