Sure, this might seem backwards at first. Since mobile is a relatively new platform, should not the best practices from the 20 years of modern Web site design be informing how we design for mobile? Not so fast.
Although we have clearly established best practices for a sit-down, focused Web site experience, the game has changed.
Yes, some of our interaction with a mobile device may still be during a seated session, but we also use them while standing in a line, waiting at a red light, or even watching our kid’s soccer game. And best practice for mobile design should be applied across all platforms. Especially the “traditional” sit down Web site interaction experience. It is time to get back to basics.
To illustrate this point, I would like to share a personal experience.