What makes mobile web design different from other web design?
Other considerations also need to be made. Will your choice of typeface work on a smaller display? Do you have too many elements resulting in a crowded look?
One is by using a separate ‘mobile site’ that will work with mobile devices specifically. Responsive design is by far the preferable approach and has multiple advantages over other strategies– being viewable on a much wider range of devices.
Mobile web design also means taking into account the practical considerations of a mobile site. Other elements like Flash animations simply won’t load on mobile devices and need to be dropped entirely.
One big difference is the screen size. Mobile devices will typically have much smaller dimensions than desktop computers, meaning that the same layouts will not necessarily work as effectively.