Why your websites need context

There are so many different types of devices, screen widths and resolutions to worry about when we're designing and building websites now, making it impossible to keep up with everything. Targeting screen widths, keeping things fluid between sizes and tackling images and media are typically the primary focus when you're building out a project. There is one thing that I'd like to ensure that we all remember: context.

You can call this a 'content first' or a 'mobile first' approach. Call it whatever you need to. But at the core of something we design and build is the context for which that thing is intended. Thinking through a website's purpose and how people will interact with it is paramount to making something highly usable. If this sounds like common sense to you, well, it is. It's also one of the most difficult things to do.

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