Ability to create sites using a 'mobile-first' approach (mobile styles first in CSS cascade)

In projects where mobile is the primary way an audience will view a site or app (and this number will probably only ever increase; one of my clients has 80% mobile views for example) – it often makes sense to start the cascade 'mobile-first' rather desktop first as webflow currently works – it helps designers, developers and stakeholders keep focussed about their audience, the content, the effectiveness of the UI decisions and importantly, generally just 'think' more from a mobile-orientated point of view (+ arguably some performance gains depending on how the cascade and code is setup).

If a majority of your audience use mobiles – I can't think of any advantages of starting desktop-first. I find webflow's approach encourages mobile views to become basically stacked versions of the desktop view – and while agree that is essentially what most mobile sites are these days (and is often the best solution), I think the approach generally discourages more creative solutions to optimising the experience for small screens.

(Discussed at length in the forums, often with much argument!)

  • Matthew Sanderson
  • Jan 18 2017
  • Ethos Design commented
    08 Jul 22:17

    Please go mobile first

  • Judii Tran commented
    29 Apr 19:22

    Please! Option to take a mobile-first approach would be a game changer. +100!

  • Developer Projektionisten commented
    31 Mar 06:54


  • Rob Jones commented
    12 Mar 16:10

    I was just now working through the Webflow tutorial on Design and Code, and after seeing how the app handles breakpoints this was my first big question. Scaling desktop down to mobile is not ideal - mobile first is better in many ways!

  • Paul Seymour commented
    20 Feb 12:16

    Just curious... why can't you just... use the Webflow Designer in mobile mode, then do your best design there, and then build out the rest of the responsive sizes from that? 

  • Harry Krijnen commented
    26 Jan 11:56

    Now 3 years after the first request for mobile first, almost all website visits are mobile. Our website is approaching 85% mobile visits.

    So 2020 will be the year Webflow becomes mobile first, right!

  • Christopher List commented
    24 Jan 21:05


  • Umair Malik commented
    08 Jan 23:05

    3 years on and nothing?

  • David commented
    December 20, 2019 10:03

    Yes please!

  • Terence Flowers commented
    September 05, 2018 01:28

    Yes! Definitely! + 1,000

  • Luke Dorny commented
    September 26, 2017 04:14

    This would be wonderful. +15.

  • Kirk W.F. commented
    March 27, 2017 02:56

    This would be a fantastic option for mobile first workflow. 

  • Yisrael Grimes commented
    January 28, 2017 18:34

    Yesssss! One of the main reasons I haven't committed to building a full site with Webflow!