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Drupal 8 Development Beginner's Guide - Second Edition by Kurt Madel, Malabya Tewari, Rakesh James, Krishna Kanth, Edward Crompton, Samuel Keen, Tassos Koutlas, Neeraj Kumar

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Mobile first, responsive themes

Drupal 8 themes are both mobile first and responsive out of the box. What do these terms mean and why are the themes set up this way?

In April of 2000, John Allsop wrote an article on http://alistapart.com/ called A Dao of Web Design. This seminal article described an issue of emerging web design—designers and developers wanted to control their users' experience with as much rigidity as was possible in print. They wanted their sites to look as similar as possible in terms of functionality and layout, no matter the users' setup. The article advocated a fresh approach:

 

"Make pages which are adaptable. Make pages which are accessible, regardless of the browser, platform or screen that your reader chooses or must use ...

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