There are a million and one reasons to design a mobile website for your company. These days, mobile searches are more common than searching for a desktop computer. If your potential clients or customers find your website, only to discover that it’s challenging to navigate, then they’re going to move on to the next choice. Don’t lose customers due to a more mobile website design.
While it is important to have a mobile website designed, we want to stress that this is not a situation in which any website will do. Some mistakes are so aggravating to consumers that they’re not willing to overlook them. Read on to learn about them and then contact Webstract at 855-201-5800 if you want a free website analysis.
- Never use flash
- Never forget that users will be using their fingertips
- Never use pop-ups
Flash is a program that should be in the past. We’re not talking about “flash” as in a website that’s flashy and has style. We’re talking about Adobe’s Flash Player. Steve Jobs of Apple was always against Flash, in part because he understood that the market was moving to mobile and that Flash would be a thing of the past. As a result, no Apple products allow flash, including iPads, iPods, and iPhones. This ended up influence the entire mobile market and as a result, mobile devices can’t process flash. As a result, it should not be used on a mobile website.
Designing a mobile site is much different than designing other sites for several reasons, including the way users use them. With a mobile site, the vast majority of users will be using their fingertips. If there’s too much space for them to work with, it can get difficult to get done what they need to get done.
Instead, make sure that your mobile website is easy to maneuver with the fingertips and thumbs. As you decide on a design, you’re looking for something that’s just right. You do want navigation to be useable by fingers of all sizes, so the buttons can’t be too big but they also can’t be too small. Working with an experienced web development company is the best way to get the best of both worlds.
When a user is navigation with only their fingers on a screen that’s 7 inches or even smaller, having pop ups can literally be the thing that loses you their business. They’re hard to close on phones, they can rarely be read, and they aren’t clearly helpful to them. We know you want a way to capture email addresses and other information, but we can build it into your site in other ways.
Are you not sure if your mobile site is optimized properly? Or have you not yet created one? Either way, it’s time to call Webstract. We can begin by giving you a free, no-obligation analysis of your website. We’ll let you know what’s working, what’s not, and what we can do to help.