Mobile-first design shouldn't mean the client comes second

01/10/2012 | WebDesignerDepot.com

Responsive, mobile-first design is all the rage -- but designers should remember that a client's specific needs should trump any preconceptions about the best way to code a given project, writes Brent Walbolt. Rather than dogmatically creating minimalist, easy-to-render designs, aim first to satisfy your client and look at other ways to create a responsive design. "Responsive design is a big buzz-phrase right now, but it's unnecessary to force it on a client unless their users will see a benefit from it," Walbolt writes.

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