I am a Mobile First web developer that explores concepts, designs and ideas that are innovative, unconventional and not based or limited by industry traditions! Developing a website using this web design methodology is the best option for the foreseeable future because:
👍It analyzes the layout and feature requirements of the smallest screen first.
👍It identifies and exploits every possible mobile and wearable web feature.
👍It optimizes every webpage for speed.
Here are some facts and trends that will hopefully convince you to consider a Mobile First web design methodology when you develop or update any website.
1Are you aware that globally, 68.1% of all web site visits in 2020 came from mobile devices an increase from 63.3% in 2019. Desktops drove 28.9% of visits, while 3.1% of visitors came from tablets.
2The Pew Research Center published a study on June 2021 and determined that 15% of US adults are Mobile-Only internet users. These users do not have access to a high speed internet connection at home and rely solely on their Smartphone.
3It is estimated that by 2025, nearly three quarters of the world's mobile users are expected to be Mobile-Only internet users.
To familiarize yourself with my Mobile First web design features and objectives, you can either:
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|These Are My Mobile First Web Design Features and Objectives|
|Exploit The Benefits And Features Of Using A Digital Business Card|
|Configure Web Pages To Behave Like A Mobile Web App|
|Configure Web Pages To Use Open Graph Protocol|
|Avoid Using Content Management System (CMS) Software|
|Should You Consider A Mobile First Web Design Strategy?|
My website design provides visitors an innovative and unconventional Mobile User Experience (UX) that is not based on or conforming to industry traditions.
👍Achieve a webpage Time to Interactive goal of under 1 second in both the Mobile and Desktop categories of Google's Page Speed Insights report.
👍Use a Single Column webpage layout similar to what users experience on Mobile Apps that adapts to any size screen.
👍Use an "Unconventional" Ambidextrous, Thumb Zone Friendly Navigation Menu that provides visitors a consistent website navigation user experience (UX) on any size screen and can also be used as a Mobile Mega Menu.
👍Exploits the benefits and features of using a Digital Business Card that can be added as an "Add On Feature" to any website so that they are hosted under your own website domain name. The Digital Business Card is also able to exploit limited viewing of web content on select Apple Watch devices!
👍Configures web pages to behave like a Mobile Web App allowing mobile users to have ONE TAP ACCESS to my contact information and website content without having to first search the Contacts App or opening a web browser!
👍Configures web pages to use Open Graph Protocol graphics to drive more Social Media traffic to my website.
If you answered yes then, why are you still using a "Business Tool" that can never adapt, compete and exploit Digital Technology?
For hundreds of years, paper business card have represented your company's brand. When you exchange a traditional paper business card, you are not providing just your personal contact information such as name, title, address, email and phone number and website name. You are providing the first exposure to the overall image of the business!
A Digital Business Card is a small web page that contains the same information as traditional paper Business Cards. There are no space constraints and you can add as much or as little information to your digital card as you like.
Instead of exchanging a traditional paper Business Card, use your Smartphone Messages App to share the Digital Business Card that can be viewed on any size screen!
👍How much do you spend on an annual basis for traditional paper business cards? By using Digital Business Cards, you are eliminating or reducing business operating expenses associated with ordering traditional paper Business Cards for you and your staff.
👍By using a Digital Business Card your are projecting a different image and message to prospective clients that is is different from your competition!
👍It can be added as an "Add On Feature" to any website so that they are hosted under your own website domain name.
👍You are always ready to share your Digital Business Card with a potential client even if you do not have your Smartphone with you! Anyone can share your Digital Business Card with friends, neighbors, and their business associates!
👍The Digital Business Card can use either a "Traditional Business Logo" or your picture which has a "Social Media" look for Apple Touch Icons.
👍The How to Guide links provide prospective clients detail instructions on how to exploit different Digital Business Card features.
👍When mobile visitors create a "Bookmark" of the Digital Business Card web page by exploiting the Add to Home Screen web browser feature, the web page will function like a Mobile Web App and users now have ONE TAP ACCESS to my contact information and web content without having to search the Contacts App or opening a web browser!
Apple Watch Series 3, 4, 5, 6 and SE models are the only devices that support limited viewing of web content on your wrist!
TAP the link on their Apple Watch Messages App to display the Digital Business Card webpage on the small screen on their Apple ⌚ Watch.
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TAP the Digital Business Card Address Link to obtain driving, transit, or walking directions from the users's Apple ⌚ Watch.
TAP the Digital Business Card Phone Number Link to initiate a phone call from the users's Apple ⌚ Watch.
This simple HTML ONLY configuration allows mobile visitors ONE TAP ACCESS to my contact information and website content without having to search the Contacts App or opening a web browser.
Reference the Safari Web Content Guide for Configuring Web Applications and:
1Configure a "Webpage Icon for Web Clip" meta tag on every web page.
2Configure a "Launch Icon Title" meta tag on every web page
3Change the webpage Title to match the "Launch Icon Title" because Android Smartphones do not use the apple-mobile-web-app-title meta tag.
Open Graph Protocol has been around since 2010 and it tells social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Text Messaging Apps what information to display when anyone receives a link to your web page! Most businesses already have a Social Media Presence however, the vast majority of web developers fail to configure each web page with Open Graph Protocol Metadata Properties to drive more Social Media traffic.
You have no control how your visitors share links to your website on Social Media sites! You can test your web pages to find out if they are configured for Open Graph Protocol.
1Download the code over the network (Cellular or Internet)
2Parse the code
3Compile the code
4Execute the code
|Compare the GeekBench 5 Single Core CPU Scores of these Andriod and IOS Devices|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 5G|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G|
|Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G|
|Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G|
|iPhone 8 Plus|
|iPhone XS Max|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max|
Apple CONTROLS BOTH the hardware and operating system on their smartphones devices. This is why all Apple products will always have faster CPU scores!
Google CONTROLS ONLY the operating system on Android devices. Each smartphone manufacturer can select different CPU processors and speed!
This is why I DO NOT USE ANY Content Management System (CMS) Software!
1Websites that use CMS software are common hacking targets!
|Page Loading Speed by CMS|
I have been a web developer for over 20 years, and have tried may different web design methodologies and software. In my opinion, the Mobile First web design strategy is the best option for the foreseeable future and other experts feel the same way.
Does your current website provide a Mobile User Experience (UX) that exploits all mobile and wearable web features and, is optimized for speed?
If you would like a FREE DETAIL ANALYSIS of your website or need help implementing some of the features that I use, feel free to contact me.
Would love to hear your comments, opinions and thoughts on this topic!