Mobile-Friendly Websites are Essential
By Hannah Spanhake
Building a website lacking in a mobile friendly system is like tossing your money down the drain.
Mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets are now responsible for 25% of all web traffic and this figure is growing constantly which is no surprise as they are carried in our pockets every where we go. Websites are traditionally designed for use on a desktop computer, which in comparison to a mobile phone has a very large screen.
Most of us have experienced the frustration of trying to access a website on your smart phone that’s been designed for use on a desktop computer. The website works fine and looks like it would on a computer, but on your phone the magnification of the website is completely wrong and you’re constantly doing the “thumb and finger spread” to try make any text readable and forget trying to click on any link as it is near impossible! Your finger is trying to select a much larger area than the one link you’re actually after so you are always ending up on the wrong page. Most people, including myself, give up altogether.
If you are a business owner, you can understand how making another 25% of your potential customer base have an enjoyable, easy and hassle-free experience with your brand and website is not only a good thing, but a necessity! A mobile friendly website changes and adapts to the different types of devices that will be using the website. If it’s a desktop computer, then the full size version of the website will appear. If its been accessed by an iPhone, then a more user-friendly layout will appear that is suitable to that particular screen size.
At Social Bite we only produce mobile friendly websites because we want you to gain that extra 25% of business! If you are wanting a mobile friendly solution to your existing website or are looking for a local business that will launch your new brand into the online world but don’t know where to start, get in touch with us today for a free consultation to see how we can positively increase your mobile web traffic.