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Design Creating Wireframe and Photoshop Mockups

Mobile First?

During this part of the design process, how do we account for 'mobile first' design? Shouldn't we do a wireframe for that first, and work off of there?

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,845 Points

I agree we should.

One method is to work your wireframes through in Illustrator. That way you can create 2 artboards in the program. One would reflect the size of a mobile phone, one for a desktop... and maybe a third for tablet displays. But it's important i think to get a good idea what layouts are going to be like on mobile and then build more in to desktop or wider screens. :-)

Matt Ramsden
Matt Ramsden
14,152 Points

I'm currently building a number of websites including my own gaming site, and after making and restarting a thousand times I have to admit designing on mobile first is a lot easier than doing top down from desktop so you should account for mobile first I think.