26 Jan 2023
Mobile responsiveness is important.
If you're not making your website mobile-friendly, you're missing out on a huge portion of your audience. Device usage stats show that on average 70% of your customers will use their mobile device when accessing your website, so a mobile first strategy is vital to your success as a business.
We've put together ten tips to help you make your website more mobile-responsive:
1. Make sure all of the content on your site is easily readable on any device--don't just focus on desktop! Use figma to create concept designs that are friendly across all devices.
2. Make sure the navigation is easy to use and clear on all devices, too. MobiReady is a great free tool to ensure your website works across mobile.
3. Use responsive images instead of fixed ones so that they'll scale appropriately for different screen sizes and resolutions. Also compress images down in size without losing their quality, this will help with the load time of your website across devices.
4. Keep in mind that mobile users typically have slower connections than desktop users do (which means they may have trouble loading large files), so try not to load too many images or videos at once! You can always add them later if needed; there's no need to overload visitors right away with all the bells and whistles when they're trying to get basic information about your business or product line up front first!
5. Don't forget about typography! It's important that your font sizes are large enough for people who may have difficulty reading small print due to vision problems--this includes both older adults as well as young children who may be using smartphones.
6. Use HTML5 instead of Adobe Flash, Adobe Flash is popular for animations; however, it is not supported by mobile devices. Avoid using Flash on your websites, and use HTML5 instead.
7. Avoid pop-ups. Pop-ups work well on desktop versions of websites, but not on mobile devices.
8. Change the button size and placement. If a button is too small or in the wrong spot on a mobile website, it can be difficult to use. Most mobile device users use their thumbs for navigation, so buttons should be large enough to hit with a thumb.
Users should also be able to hit any button on your website with their thumb when scrolling, meaning buttons should be located toward the bottom of the page.
9. Declutter your web design. Don't clutter a website by adding multiple calls to action on one page. If there are too many actions for users to take, it can be difficult to navigate on a smaller screen and cause confusion. Use only the critical functions the users would actively look for, such as the contact form. Make sure the design is simple so that the navigation is easy to understand.
10. Test the website on mobile devices regularly. To make sure your website is mobile-friendly, there are multiple ways to test. First, test websites on mobile devices for user experience. Be sure to test using both Android and iOS devices. You can also run the website through Google's Mobile-Friendly Test, which is free to use. You can test each page, don't forget to test often, especially after any website updates.
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