Just curious, I've tried this with a very recent project and I was wondering what other people's experience with designing (and/or developing) mobile-first was like.
It seems like it's a bit of a buzzword at the moment, I'm not even sure of it's actual definition, but I've interpreted it literally - Meaning, starting designs and/or development at mobile-sized resolutions.
Recently I designed mobile-first for a client who was very concerned with the responsiveness of their site. This made creating the designs a much smoother/simpler process initially - There was less space to work with, and less room for stylistic elements that you might spend more time creating on a desktop site.
However, once I finished the mobile designs and moved to larger screen resolutions, I started to notice a lot of dead-space that was hard to fill with substantial content or elements.
I like to think the site still turned out great (The client is happy with it:) But I still wonder if it would have turned out better if I hadn't designed mobile first.
What are your thoughts on the mobile-first workflow? Pros? Cons? Concerns?
I actually developed the website "desktop-first" because I'm used to that workflow, but maybe it would've been better to stick to mobile first throughout the entire creation of the website.