Great blog post on designing for mobile

We just wanted to share this insightful post from elsewhere on designing for a great mobile experience:

“Fifteen years ago, undergoing a website redesign was a much more straightforward endeavor — you simply decided how your desktop experience would look, organized your content accordingly and built out the website. Unbelievably, some websites still lack a true mobile experience, whether that’s a separate website redesign altogether or a well-planned responsive design.”

>> Read the rest of the piece here

It’s only a short read, but here are a few key points:

  1. Make it responsive
  2. Simplify
  3. What works on desktop doesn’t always work on mobile
  4. Don’t fear the scroll bar
  5. Test, and test again

…take mobile seriously – don’t simply show a stripped down desktop version.

It’s a message that rings true here at Reverse Delta, where we’ve been banging the drum for responsive design and careful mobile layout for years now.

In the recruitment sector we’re now seeing over 50% of activity coming from some form of mobile or tablet device, so they’re not users you can afford to ignore.