Should My Website by Designed for Mobile First?

Should your website be designed as a mobile first application?

Yes for Some

For several industries, we think the answer is "yes" simply because 90% or more of their website visitors will be using a mobile device; a pad or a smart phone.

If the vast majority of your users are accessing your website via a mobile device, then it makes sense that you cater to the vast majority of your users.

The Best Way Websites Advantage

However, keep in mind that if you are a Best Way Websites user, your website is going to perform perfectly for any user using any device, regardless of the theme you have chosen to display your site contents.

So, you may select a theme that will:

  • give you options for a full size, standard header with plenty of room for your brand (Business Standard)
    • this theme will load a smaller header when users scroll down the page
    • navigation will stay on top for desktops, laptops
    • navigation will open from standard "mobile menu icon" for mobile devices and smaller screens

  • let you display your logo in upper-left and couch navigation in the same plane (Business Minimal)
    • this theme will shrink the header when users scroll down the page
    • navigation will stay on top for desktops, laptops
    • navigation will open from standard "mobile menu icon" for mobile devices and smaller screens

  • display the mobile view even on desktop & laptop environments (Business Mobile First)
    • for this theme, the mobile menu displays with your logo
    • navigation will stay on top-left for all devices
    • navigation will open from standard "mobile menu icon" for all devices

Why Best Way Websites Developed a Mobile First Website Theme

We created a mobile first website theme for two simple reasons.

We have users that are requesting it and the appeal for such an approach continues to grow.

It provides the most simple way to display a website for all devices and requires fewer images.

What Do You Sacrifice if You Choose the Mobile First Website Theme by Best Way Websites?

If you choose the mobile first website theme, you will be giving up the following two things: 

  1. The ability to have a taller header image to brand your company at the top of your page (for larger screens - desktops and laptops)
  2. The ability to have your navigational tabs display across the top of your website.

What Stays the Same if I Choose the Mobile First Best Way Websites Theme?

Everything else.  Everything will work.  You don't have to sacrifice the number of pages or content or any of our tools.  They ALL work for ALL themes!

Should My Website by Designed for Mobile First?
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