Mobile Phones & Tablets
As a web designer, it’s never been more important to think about how you are going to provide fully responsive, mobile friendly versions of the websites you build.
With over 50% of users now using phones and tablets to access Google, a non phone friendly website risks instantly alienating over half of their potential customers.
Mobile friendly responsiveness can be easily controlled via CSS giving optimised content regardless of the screen size being used.
Touch screen smartphones are so popular at present and looking to become even more so with cheaper models now available to even those with the smallest of budgets.
Smart phones need a different set of web design criteria to be considered friendly, including navigation that is easy to touch for even the chubbiest of fingers and stripped out content (often more akin to App content) so that there is no need to zoom, or scroll sideways to read the content.
This makes for long pages of content, but this is the accepted protocol and a few design tweaks can transform the appearance of your site on all devices.
The Benefits of Responsive Design
Google assess every site in their index for mobile friendliness. Unfriendly websites won’t rank as well in search, meaning that you will receive far less visitors to your site.
Users also get fed up really quickly with sites that they can’t work easily, so even if your potential customers can find you, they will generally be unlikely to complete a purchase from their smartphone or tablet because they will run out of patience before that point.
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With smartphones, tablets and smaller, portable devices becoming evermore popular, the need for fast, slick, cheap, responsive web design has never been more important.