In this week’s post, we’ll be taking a look at some mobile web development best practices that are absolutely essential for commercial success with a mobile website. If you weren’t already aware, mobile browsing now accounts for around half of all browsing, and the market is as important for your business as your desktop available website.
If you do have a website, but it is not mobile ready, then take out your mobile and try to access your site to have a look. If the page loads at all, it will probably be riddled with errors, missing components, and will possibly take an eternity to load. As you can imagine this isn’t the type of press that any business is looking for, for their business, and here are some tips for making an effective mobile website.
First of all, speed is absolutely essential as a component of mobile website design. When designing a website, generally, speed wouldn’t be such a core issue, since loading speed will be determined by a router at home. When we are on the go and using a mobile device, however, we all know how unreliable our mobile network can be, and this is why you need to design a mobile website to load quickly. What this essentially means is stripping back many unnecessary elements such as videos, audio, or other media which hinders the page.
Testing your site
The only way to get a true understanding of how your site performs on mobile devices is to try it out on a handful of different devices. Make sure you inspect your site using a few of the key market leaders in mobile phones, as well as tablet devices to look out for anything that might be problematic on one device if not the others and troubleshoot until you have a functioning site across all platforms.