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Mobile-First Approach in Web Development

Andrew Libra | 13 Feb, 2024 | Return|

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The surge in mobile device usage has been remarkable and shows no signs of slowing down, with over 5.19 billion unique mobile users worldwide, representing 67.9% of the global population. Mobile devices have surpassed desktop computers as the primary means of accessing the internet, comprising 52.2% of all website traffic in 2020. Online shopping and E-Commerce has witnessed a significant shift towards mobile usage, with mobile accounting for 72% of all E-Commerce traffic and projected to reach 78.9% by 2025 (source).

In light of these developments, it is imperative for businesses and website owners to adopt a mobile-first approach to web development. The mobile-first strategy places emphasis on optimising the user experience for mobile users, who constitute the majority of web users today. This focus can lead to heightened engagement, conversion rates, and overall user satisfaction.

Furthermore, prioritising the mobile experience often results in enhanced website performance and faster load times. By streamlining content and functionality for mobile users, developers can mitigate issues such as increased bounce rates and reduced user engagement associated with slow load times.

Moreover, a mobile-first approach can positively impact search engine optimisation (SEO). Google considers mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal, meaning that websites optimised for mobile devices are more likely to rank higher in search results.

While the benefits of a mobile-first approach are evident, challenges persist. Designers and developers must navigate the constraints of mobile devices, including smaller screens and slower internet connections, while catering to the distinct motivations and goals of mobile users compared to desktop users.

For those seeking assistance, BBI Brandboost offers extensive expertise in mobile-first web development. Our highly skilled team of designers and developers is committed to crafting websites that deliver a seamless and optimised experience across all devices. 

To find out more about our web development services please contact us today

About the Author

Andrew Libra

Andrew Libra

As MD of BBI Brandboost, Andrew heads up our award winning team of Online Communications & Marketing Specialists, which provides an extensive suite of website development, application development, online marketing, SEO and social media services to local, national and international businesses. Read more...

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