I just wrapped up my first customization of the Brian Gardner (BG) Mobile First Theme the other day. I love it because it is truly a “mobile first” theme, and I consider that a very important aspect of web development today. It’s no longer simply about the desktop or even laptop anymore. Just about everyone has a tablet or smart phone with them everywhere they go, and their UX and UI has become a number 1 priority. People like to surf the web, search for interesting content, or even make purchases while on the go. Usually they are alone with nothing else to do, and want to be able to fill their time with entertaining, inspiring, or useful content. This opens up time for more personal matters executable only in the home. Or perhaps there are family matters to attend to! Do you seem to have acquaintances who only call us when they are stepping into a cab before or after work and want to kill time? Or maybe they’re on a bus or train. And you know that they won’t ever contact you under normal circumstances! I have to many to care to count. Perhaps you’re guilty of doing this yourself from time to time. I know I am. The same applies to surfing the web. Often the only time we can dedicate our attention to visiting Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, or Google+, for example, is when we are on the go! And when we are on the go, we want to travel as light as possible, right? We also want our web experience to be as light and simple as possible too. We don’t have the luxury of big screens in which we can easily multitask.
That’s where base themes such as the BG Mobile First Genesis Theme come to play. It’s really just the “mobile first” version of the Genesis Sample Theme.
The BG Mobile First Genesis Theme is available free for download on Github.
To view what the theme looks like out of the box, click here.
To learn more about Brian, click here.
If you like my work and need a Genesis Designer/Developer, feel free to contact me about your next “mobile first” website project. If we are a good fit, we’ll talk next steps.