The online world moves quickly, and the mobile web now represents over half of all searches made using Google. If you’re still yet to have updated your website design for the mobile web then the only explanation is that you’re underestimating the prominence of mobile web use today.
With so much choice (and even more jargon) to contend with, you may well get lost in your search for mobile web design prices. So here I’ve assembled a brief summary of exactly what it is that you are paying for, and how much it should cost.
Firstly you should consider the price you paid to set up your desktop site. Naturally if your website hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors with hundreds of different pages, then the cost could be tens of thousands. Though this doesn’t apply to the majority of sites on the web at all.
Many developers will give you a unique quote for the needs of your site, though be sure to shop around. Alternately you can buy packages which cater to more or less complex web designs.
If you use your website essentially as a billboard, perhaps you run a restaurant and no payments are made online so that you only need a few static pages or so. Even basic packages which can be picked up for a couple of hundred dollars or so now utilise the power of the mobile phone, by adding a click to call feature, your customer can be on the line with you before they could usually have found a pen to take the number down with.
You can also have maps added so that anybody who happens to be nearby your town, whether they’re searching for a hair salon, some pizza, or upmarket clothing, can be immediately directed by GPS to the point of purchase.
SEMO, analytics, and connection to your social media accounts are some of the other additions you might consider for making a truly functioning mobile site. For each extra you might be looking at an extra $50 or $100 or so depending on the developer, but remember most of the costs are one time only, and they really are an investment.
Overall it’s the design layout of your webpage, and adequate loading speed that make the foundation to what all sites need now to survive on the mobile web, and these are affordable for any business.