If it was easy, everyone would do it. Well, it is easy and that’s why a lot of people are doing it. Doing what? Connecting to the Internet any and everywhere; at all hours of the day and night. How many “bathroom selfies” have we seen from people at work or clubbing late at night. Some people literally never put their phones down. It’s the last thing they look at before going to sleep at night and the first thing that they reach for when they wake up in the morning. So, as a website owner you want to make sure that your website is mobile ready.
These same people use social media regularly, so they’re online constantly checking their stream and reading and viewing other pertinent websites. So, you need to be ready with a website design that’s both SEO friendly and user friendly. First thing first, the basics are noted but leave the heavy lifting to the professionals who know how to use SEO tools properly. In other words, hire the right web designer and sit back and wait for the finished project. If it’s been sometime since you’ve renewed or refreshed your website, now is the time to create a better one than the previous design. And with that redesign, take a serious look at your mobile considerations.
The basics of making your website mobile ready include:
- Accurately sized
- Smart Access and easy interaction
- Simple visuals with actionable content
In a nutshell, don’t try to stuff everything from the regular version into the mobile version. Don’t worry about picking and choosing, that’s what the web designer is paid to handle. But, you do have the final say. What’s good in mobile design? Having the mobile version of your website echo the same design elements of the original version.
It’s not as simple as making mobile users click and zoom. Because no one should have to use a magnifier to view your website. Nope. You should actually make a mobile version; a technically sound one. The mobile version of your website should be an accurate smaller version. You can’t include all the “bells and whistle,” but you can have sharp images that pop with headers that encourage engagement. You won’t need to modify the design elements, just make sure that the mobile version loads properly. Because you don’t want a visitor on a mobile device to wait for the site to load.
First “visualize” the mobile version of your website, think about smaller design elements. But keep in mind that mobile users are navigating through content viewing on a smaller screen, with their fingertips or the palm of their hands. With mobile website design, the first consideration should be on making navigation easy for a press of the fingers.