Mobile First vs. Responsive Web Design
Mobile first and responsive web design (RWD) are huge buzz words in the web design world. But, are they actually different things or is responsive design just a way to help you create a mobile first design? Graceful degradation used to be the norm, meaning that designers created for the newest and biggest device, and the smaller, older devices got the leftovers. The new norm is progressive enhancement, which means starting the project at the bottom and working your way up. More people use mobile devices today than they ever have before, so now the mobile view of a site is never placed on the back-burner or last round of testing.