In order to carry out a successful mobile website development, it helps to have a strategy. Though different sites will need to start at different points and will have different priorities, there are a few key steps that can help to send you on your way.
If you are yet to build any website at all, then we recommend starting with a responsive design that will function as your website and mobile ready site in one, if you already have a site live that is not mobile ready then you can build your mobile site based on your existing site.
First of all, make a plan with your website developer. Be sure that you and they have a sufficient understanding of what your aims are, this will make achieving them easier, and will help you avoid pitfalls along the way.
Next, look around and see what other websites in your industry tend to do regarding mobile design. There may be some particular website layouts which work ideally for your product or service, and surveying the market is the best way to avoid missing any great and obvious ideas.
Focus on building a simple yet very functional website before trying more adventurous ideas that you might have. When building a mobile site it’s best to build from the ground up and to focus on one element at a time. This will help you to understand why if something goes wrong, without you having to dismantle your website piece by piece.
Be sure to test you site at every stage of development rather than waiting until the end. This will allow you to work out any kinks as you go, preventing you from wasting precious time and resources.
Finally, when you have a fast and efficient working with all of your content, start to make some more advanced additions to your website.