Is Your Website Mobile Compatible?
With over 50% of all web traffic coming from a cell phone (not including tablets), the importance of having a GOOD mobile website is more important now, than ever before.
If you are hiring a professional to build your website, be sure to ask these questions:
Will my website be mobile compatible?
Can you optimize the design of the mobile site to ensure users accessing my website from a phone or tablet achieve the best experience when navigating my site?
If the answer is no to either of these questions, I strongly encourage you to seek other options.
If you are exploring platforms to build your own site, make sure there is a mobile editor view and use this feature to optimize your mobile site. Changes on your mobile site won't affect your desktop site but will contribute to a positive user experience for mobile visitors.
A good DIY platform will have a mobile editor that will provide editing capabilities in the mobile version of your site to ensure the layout remains pleasing to the eye, the website is legible, viewable (content is not being cut off) and unnecessary design elements can be hidden to ensure your users are getting the best experience possible on their mobile device.
If you're hiring a professional, ask them if they edit the mobile site separately to optimize the user experience. When you ask a computer to change your website from a horizontal (desktop) layout to a vertical (mobile) layout, it's going to need some adjustments.
I also suggest the use of "quick buttons" such as email, phone, address, that appear only on the mobile site so people can easily contact you when they are on the move.
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