Recently I have been asked to help in a website that targets an elderly age group (50+) and when I was thinking about how to execute the site I debated on the mobile first web design approach.
Doing some research I questioned some relatives I knew that were using smart phones and I asked them if they used their smart phones for actually browsing the internet an if not what for. The answer I received were basically all the same which were: "Social media and checking emails".
So my questions are:
- I have the option to choose how the site will be developed would it be a waste of time to develop in the mind-set of mobile first or should I still always consider what I invest my time in?
- Since this site would be targeted to a specific age group should a mobile first design approach be considered or a static web design approach in regards to desktop viewing be used?
I've looked for some statistics on age targeted mobile usage in regards to viewing websites but I couldn't find an overwhelming usage.