Drupal 8 — made for mobile

Sep 11, 2017
Drupal 8 — made for mobile

"If I were to start Drupal from scratch today, I'd build it for mobile experiences first, and desktop experience second." 
Dries Buytaert, founder and lead developer of the Drupal CMS

It turns out that the famous developer knows exactly what direction should be taken. Indeed, the latest version of Drupal became a real friend of mobile devices. Drupal 8 offers a variety of mobile-friendly features for developers, users and even site admins. This helps to make your website much more responsive and the load speed much greater. From time to time, the community provides new D8 improvements. Today, we continue to talk about Drupal 8 as the best choice for mobile-friendly sites.

Why Drupal 8?

Not only mobile-friendly, but mobile-first!

When you want to create a mobile-friendly site, you don’t just want it to be visible on mobile phones. You also expect that your website offers a good user experience on a small screen. And for the first time ever, the version of Drupal has been built not only to be mobile-friendly, but to be mobile-first from the ground up. Drupal experts took pains to make Drupal’s code easier for companies and people to manage websites that provide a flawless user experience across different devices. And much of the credit goes to Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative.

Improved content loading

Mobile devices quite often have an unstable network connection compared to desktops or notebooks. But, loading speed is a crucial factor that can affect the site’s rank. For Drupal developers, the speed of content delivery has become a challenge, one which they accepted. Now Drupal 8 has features that help visitors fix page load issues. As an example, caching has become smarter in Drupal 8: viewed content doesn’t need to be reloaded again, as it quickly loads from a cache.

Responsive design

As we have all understood, the mobile internet is coming at us fast and furious. Taking into account the diversity of devices with different screen widths, responsive design is one of the most important factors in the success of your website. If your page is not able to be viewed on a tablet, for example, you can lose a significant part of your visitors. In Drupal 8, everything supports responsive design, so your site will attract more people no matter what device they use. If content is easy to read, users will spend more time on your site, looking for information they need.

Responsive editor interface

For a content editor, being mobile means being able to simply and quickly add, remove or revise any piece of content from any device. Managing content on your page should not be hard. It’s great that all the Drupal 8 editing features are designed with mobile in mind. The responsive toolbar and layout can automatically adapt and adjust to the size of the device, making it much easier to edit or make changes to your Drupal site from a smartphone or tablet. So, you can take advantage of all existing functionality.

Having a mobile-friendly website is a critical part of your online presence. To help achieve this goal, choosing Drupal 8 can really be a great choice. Don’t be afraid of changes. Contact us and a reliable expert team will help you dive into mobile world.

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