Mobile First

We previously wrote a blog post on why having a responsive & mobile optimised site is essential.

Essentially, with the trend towards more and more users browsing the web on mobile devices and search engines determining your ranking based on how well your site performs on mobile the questions isn’t when to make this move but how soon can I.

At Terracor we’ve been building websites that are responsive and mobile friendly for some time now although knowing the importance of this and that the requirement will only get more stringent as time goes on we made the decision to make a complete overhaul of our zeckoShop frontend to make it a mobile first UI.

So what does mobile first mean? Simply put, it’s about designing and developing for a great mobile experience first and only then scaling it up to other devices and screen sizes e.g. desktop.

Why is this better? with the number of people browsing the web from mobile devices being in the majority and increasing it’s incredibly important to ensure that the mobile experience is the best possible and to make that the primary focus when creating and building a UI/UX experience. By constraining yourself to mobile and the smaller screen size you will have to make decisions based on what is truly important in terms of functionality & visual elements, that otherwise you wouldn’t if designing for desktop first. This results in a cleaner and more focused overall design and experience.

How did we do this? We removed all the existing styling in zeckoShop and built a whole new UI on top of an existing, popular and very powerful mobile first framework. This meant that we got to take advantage of a lot of hard work from a lot of very talented people who built a framework perfect for both mobile and desktop and then we added what was required for our needs.

Make sure to reach out to use so we can discuss making your site mobile first.