These last few years have seen a significant increase in the number of people accessing the internet using their mobile phones; therefore it is not sensible to ignore how your website looks or performs on handheld devices. Have you taken the time to review your site on a mobile? Most sites are designed and coded to display well on screen sizes of 1000px and wider, the effect when viewed on a mobile device is for the site to be squeezed to fit a smaller screen. As a result, your web site becomes barely readable, let alone navigable.
There are a number of techniques that can be applied to make the users’ journey more pleasurable and manageable. You can detect the device being used and redirect to a mobile specific site, or you can build the site using responsive web design. A responsively designed site is built in such a way that elements are realigned and their styles amended as the width of a browser is reduced. Finally, it is very important to ensure that your site is optimised for speed as this will significantly decrease page loading times which are more noticeable on mobile devices.
Here at Sure Media, we are committed to delivering great websites not only for our customers, but for your customers. Therefore each of our sites is designed in a responsive matter, thus allowing it to look great irrespective of viewing platform used.