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Responsive Mobile Design: Designing for Every Device by Phil Dutson

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Chapter 2. Why Mobile First

You may have heard designers throwing the phrase “mobile first” around. A developer may have come to you and said that the implementation would have been ten times easier if only it had been “mobile first”. Or perhaps you may have read Luke Wroblewski’s 2009 blog post about mobile becoming the new medium. No matter where you have heard the phrase, starting mobile first is a sure-fire way to make sure that your design works for a majority of the people and that your most important details are front and center.

Viewing the Web

I remember the first television (TV) set we had growing up. It was probably only a 20” screen, but it came built into a cabinet that was so big and bulky that I couldn’t move it by myself. It also ...

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