How to Make a Mobile-Friendly Website
Today, more than half of the world's Internet traffic comes from mobile devices. As smartphone and tablet use grows by the hour, so does the number of people who require a mobile-friendly website.
If your company doesn't have a site compatible with mobile devices, you're losing customers left and right!
Fortunately, there's a solution.
By updating or building a mobile website, you can capture all of the customers and leads that you otherwise would've lost to your competitors.
So how do you do it?
You have a few options. You can:
- Hire WebpageFX to make a mobile website for you
- Choose another mobile website designer
- Make a mobile website yourself
We'll take a look at all of these options on this page. If you want to get to the good stuff, click the button below to get a free quote on your plans for a mobile website!
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This is a hard question to answer. In order to do it right, you need to know:
- Your budget
- Your website goals
- Your company goals
- Your industry
- How all of them work together
Most of these factors make sense. You need to know how much money you have to spend, what you want to achieve online, and how you want your business to grow.
But why is it important to know your industry?
It breaks down to two reasons:
- Mobile web design is that it can help any business in any industry.
- One of the harshest truths about mobile web design is that it helps some industries more than others.
That's why it's so crucial to know your industry and how it's represented online.
If you're in an industry where your competitors haven't updated their websites since 1998, mobile web design will be a miracle for your site in terms of Google search results and user-friendliness.
But if you're one of the last companies to get a mobile website, you may notice lower returns.
That's not a bad thing — you'll still earn a great ROI from investing in a mobile website.
It just comes down to how much of an ROI you'll earn. Unless something goes horribly wrong, launching a mobile website for your company will give you some kind of return.
Mobile website pricing and packages
At WebpageFX, we have an award-winning team of web designers that give our clients the absolute best results they could want. We've even won awards for our accomplishments. Those awards translate to high-quality websites, improved website traffic, and more customers for our clients — all of which can help any business grow.
Are you ready to take your business to the next level?
Check out our mobile web design packages below!
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Mobile websites in a nutshell
We understand you're swamped with running your business or organizing a marketing department.
If you want the fast details on mobile web design, check out the slideshow below.
Why are mobile websites important?
Without a mobile website, you stand to lose more than half of your potential customers online.
In a nutshell, that means you're earning 50% of what you should be earning every day, every month, and every year.
If someone told you there was a legal, honest, and easy way to increase your revenue by 50% this year, would you do it?
Because that's what we can do for you. Naturally, your results will vary depending on your business and industry.
But every single client who's asked has gotten a mobile-friendly website that makes their business stronger online. They've become more streamlined, efficient, and profitable — all from implementing mobile web design.
So if you want to go get a professional mobile website right away, your solution is above.
If you'd like to know more about it — and maybe try mobile web design for yourself — your solution is below.
How does mobile web design work?
Mobile web design lets your website detect the size of the device that someone is using. Then, your website automatically scales to the size of that device's screen.
This lets users easily scroll through your website without having to zoom in on text or tap at tiny text links.
You could also hear people call this "responsive design," which is essentially the same. But there's a key difference you should know.
Mobile web design gives businesses the option to have a separate, mobile-only website in addition to their current website. A lot of companies that use this format keep their website name the same, but they'll add an "m" before their domain name.
Responsive design gives you one single website, but it has the ability to adapt to different scren sizes. So whether someone uses a 30" desktop monitor or a 5" smartphone screen, they'll get a great experience on your site. This does not require you to have a second version of your website.
Still, there's no right or wrong answer. Sometimes it makes more sense for a company to use a mobile-only site, and sometimes it makes more sense to use a responsive one.
While we can't give you a recommendation right now, we're always happy to hear your thoughts on your business's site. We can help you figure out the best solution for your site with one conversation!
There's more to mobile web design than just screen sizes, though. You also have to consider load times.
Reducing website load time
One of the most challenging parts of mobile web design is making your website load quickly on every possible device.
This is important since it only takes half a second of loading for someone to leave your site and go to a competitor. It's difficult it requires you to reduce image sizes, streamline your HTML code, and perform a number of other optimization tasks.
None of this is very hard — but it is very time-consuming. It's common for self-starters to take several weeks to make their site load quickly on smartphones, and it takes even longer if you don't have any experience.
But the payoff is huge. Google ranks fast-loading sites high in search results. It also uses mobile-compatibility as a ranking signal for your site.
So when you have a mobile website that loads quickly, you can be sure you're ranking well in Google search results.
Those rankings may not happen overnight, but your users will notice right away. After all, there's a huge difference between a site that takes 10 seconds to load and one that loads instantly.
One of the most extreme ways to reduce load time on your mobile site is to use accelerated mobile pages, or AMP. This is a simplified coding language that helps Google read, understand, and recommend your pages more easily.
AMP also helps pages load instantly on mobile devices.
Still, this doesn't cover all of the important qualities of a mobile website.
Other considerations for mobile websites
While we can't go into detail about every single one of these, the success of mobile websites relies on these key factors:
- Finger compatibility. Can someone tap all the links on your site?
- Vertical scrolling. Can someone use their thumb to read all of a page?
- Top-loaded pages. Is your most important information at the top of each page?
- Extra graphics. Can you remove any unnecessary images or videos?
- Large form fields. Can someone tap a form field with their thumb?
- Minimal form requirements. Do you absolutely need all of the information you require in form fields?
- Modern code. Are you using HTML5 code?
Now, let's check out a few examples of mobile web design and compare them to desktop websites.
Examples of mobile web design
Are you ready to go mobile?
Now that you've had a crash course in mobile web design, it's time to put your knowledge in action!
WebpageFX is here to give you the support you need. Our award-winning team of designers, marketers, and developers will make a website for your business that'll help you stand out against your competitors.
All you have to do is contact us!
Ready to go mobile with your website? Call 888.449.3239 or contact us online today to get started!