Mobile has blown up in the past few years and is completely changing the way people use the web. Care for details? How about 500% growth in mobile search traffic since 2010, higher user engagement on tablets than desktop machines, and several predictions that mobile searches will outnumber those from laptop and desktop machines by 2015.
Your customers will expect to find you on the web. But is your site compatible with mobile devices? Even if your site will display on a mobile device, it may be difficult to read and tough to find the quick bits of information that mobile users want most.
Here’s a little test: try opening your own site on a mobile phone or a smartphone. Can you read the font? Are images displaying properly? Can you easily search the site? Mobile is a way different experience than a desktop or laptop search, and you need a custom approach.
There are two ways to “make your site mobile.” You can create a mobile-specific site or you can code the main version of your site to be “responsive,” i.e., to adapt to the dimensions of the mobile device it is being viewed on.
Sector45 offers mobile web design using responsive coding. We’re not big fans of mobile-specific design for a couple reasons:
When properly coded within a responsive framework, your website can be:
Generally, we design responsive layouts during the initial website design phase. We also have experience converting existing sites into responsive layouts.
With billions of mobile devices online already and thousands more coming online every hour, the next revolution in web communications isn’t going to wait for you. Stay on top of the technology with a mobile version of your website.