8 golden rules of mobile design

Mobile design: Apes gather in front of a Monolithic black smartphone; it glows with various UI elements. In the background lies a mountain range lit by a rising sun that radiates out in concentric circles.

Mobile design is a relatively new but vital consideration. Just a decade ago, designing for the web meant designing for a desktop computer; now it means designing for mobile devices too. Mobile phones are driving an increasing amount of web traffic and the numbers are only going to grow. 

According to Statista, in October 2018 we had 3.9 billion unique mobile internet users and more than 50 per cent of all website traffic worldwide was generated through mobile phones. A great web design is no longer a luxury but something of a necessity.

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Nick Babich is a software developer specialising in interface design and UX.