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Do you have a Mobile Responsive Website Yet?

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If you don’t have a mobile responsive website yet, you have probably noticed a drop in your Search Engine Optimization. Because people are using their Smartphone’s for just about everything these days, your website must be friendly, as Google will penalize businesses rewarding them with a lower ranking.

Google is all about the user, and if potential clients and customers have to pinch the screen to get a closer look, they will go elsewhere.

If you follow the Knoxweb Blog, you will know that a new algorithm was built and implemented into the system back in 2015. When it became official in April of that same year, Google started giving mobile responsive websites a leg up on the competition. So what does that mean now?

According to Knoxweb, websites that are not mobile responsive are getting buried in the back pages of Google. You may think your website is mobile responsive, but if you have a landing page that takes the user to your desktop website, you are not mobile friendly.

Knoxweb explains that there has been some confusion between a mobile friendly website and a mobile responsive website. Some of the misconceptions that are encountered when it comes to mobile-friendly websites and mobile responsive websites are:

  • Only mobile responsive websites will work on a mobile device
  • Every website has to be mobile responsive
  • All mobile friendly websites are responsive

So what is the difference between a mobile friendly and a mobile responsive website?

Responsive Web Design

According to Knoxweb, a mobile responsive website changes or responds based on the user and the devices needs. Images that are not necessary are hidden so that the user can find important information on the smaller display of the mobile responsive website. If the menu, images and text get smaller, your site is mobile responsive.

Some of the key features of a responsive website are:

  • Condensed navigation
  • Constantly changing dynamic content
  • Images that are optimized
  • Spacing and padding
  • Needs a mobile device to operate properly

Mobile Friendly Website

A mobile friendly website is designed so that it will work across all devices. In simple terms that means that nothing is unusable on a mobile device or on a desktop computer. Navigation using drop down menus are limited as they are hard to use on a mobile device. With a mobile friendly website, there is no Flash animation. A mobile friendly website is the same on all devices whether you are working on a laptop, tablet, PC or a Smartphone.

The Key Features of a Mobile Friendly website include:

  • Unchanging static content
  • Smaller image display
  • Simple navigation
  • Does not need a mobile operating system in order to work properly

So how do you know what type of mobile website is right for your business or organization?

Mobile Responsive

Because users are getting a more customized experience with a mobile responsive website designed by Knoxweb, it requires a somewhat bigger budget, proper planning, and expertise.

You should think about a responsive website if:

  • 35 percent or more of your website traffic is mobile
  • You have complex features or site content that is hard to use on mobile devices
  • You want to look modern and up to date for a longer period

Mobile Friendly

Your users can have a consistent web experience across every device with a mobile friendly website. Although there may not be as many functions, they will work.

You may want to go mobile friendly if:

  • Less than 35 percent of your users are mobile
  • Your site is simple with text and images
  • Does not have a complex functionality
  • You have smaller images that load fast over mobile connections

If you are considering a mobile friendly or mobile responsive website, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with the team from Knoxweb who can help you decide what option is best for your business or organization.

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Mobile Website Design Considerations

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When it comes to your mobile website, you want it to look as professional as possible, and that is where Knoxweb comes in.

A good mobile website incorporates all of your wants and needs without interrupting the experience on your tablet or Smartphone user.

These days more and more people are relying on their mobile devices when it comes to information on the internet for purchases, research, and entertainment. Having a user-friendly mobile website enables users to interact with you and your business or organization without having to pinch the screen.

When you schedule your first no obligation consultation with Knoxweb, your wants and needs will be discussed before the project begins. It is important to consider how quickly things have changed when it comes to a user-friendly website in the last three years. Who knew back in the summer of 2010 when the first iPad was introduced that things would change so drastically? With that being said, it is safe to say that three years from now things will have changed even more so. Knoxweb will build you a mobile website that can easily evolve from now until then without having to resign your new mobile website.

Before Knoxweb designs or redesigns your mobile website, your target market will be discussed. Knowing who your audience is and what types of devices they use when they look at your mobile website is vital when it comes to the development, design, and website strategy. Although the Smartphone market has exploded over the last 18 months, do not assume that everyone uses one, or that all of your customers or potential clients have an iPhone. Knoxweb can help you determine who your target audience is and what devices they use with the help of research and analytics.

Another thing you will want to consider discussing with Knoxweb is how your audience actually uses their mobile device and what they are using it for. It is important to know if your mobile website users have a reliable connection, especially if you have forms that need to be filled out on your mobile website.

The mobile world is still a bit like the old west in that there are quite a few misconceptions when it comes to a mobile website. Unfortunately, unless you are working with a company such as Knoxweb, who has been in the business since 1996, there could be some design decisions made because of misleading information.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that people on a mobile device are always in a hurry. Actually, a huge portion of mobile web use occurs when people are at home watching TV or have some time to kill. Considering this is imperative when it comes to a good mobile website. Knoxweb bases its mobile web design decisions on the theory that most people use their Smartphone or tablet they same way a desktop or laptop is used.

Mobile website use has certainly changed with people using tablets and Smartphone’s everywhere and anywhere for tasks that used to be reserved for desktop and laptop computers.

If you would like more information regarding a good and useful mobile website that will attract more clients and customers, schedule an appointment with Knoxweb today.