• 30th July 2015

Is your website Mobile Friendly?

Is your website Mobile Friendly?

Is your website Mobile Friendly? 600 515 Editor

Being “mobile friendly” means that your web site can be viewed on a mobile phone, such as an iPhone, Android phone, Windows Phone and so on. This doesn’t necessarily mean “Tablets”.

So am I mobile friendly?

It’s easy to check.  Really easy.  Look at your web site on your Computer.  Narrows the width of your browser to roughly 2 inches wide.  Does your web site “collapse” down, yet still easily readable, with menus that can be clicked and expanding/opened?  Do the images fill the screen or display in an easy-to-read mobile format?

If the answers to the above are all “yes”, then your web site is mobile friendly.

Another way is to use Google’s own Mobile Friendly test page.  Go there, enter your web site, and hit the button.  It’s easy.

If you are still not sure, just go to your web site on your mobile phone’s browser.  Do you need to “pinch-out” to zoom in to see your site’s content?

This is the classic example of a badly designed non-mobile friendly web site.

Do you really want your readers to have to zoom into every single page to read your site, and see your products and information?  Of course not.  And having “m.mywebsite.co.uk”, is not mobile-friendly.  That is a second web site – a “mirror” of your main one.

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Mobile-friendly means it collapses to view on a mobile phone

If you look at this web site, or the BBC web site for example, collapse it down and it will adjust sizes and widths and even layout.  It helps if your main menu doesn’t fill the top of the screen, but it’s not absolutely important.  As long as it’s not a tiny version of your site the reader is viewing, it is correct.

 

It’s vital that your web site is designed in this way, and if yours isn’t contact your web site developer… or contact 79DESIGN!