Going Mobile — 10 Great Tips
10 TIPS TO DESIGN A MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE
by Strong Social
It’s 2015 and the world is going mobile – even more so than it already has. So there’s no time like the present to make sure you have the best mobile friendly website possible. Ideally, actually, there’s no time like yesterday. If you already have a mobile friendly website, these tips will help you make sure it’s the best possible. If you don’t, these tips will help you create one and get up to speed.
1. Understand the importance of your mobile site.
According to a report by inbound marketing company, HubSpot, 73 percent of smartphone users shop over the mobile web instead of through an app. Additionally, out of the 6.8 billion people in the world, 4 billion of them use a mobile phone. Only 3.5 billion use a toothbrush.
Let’s say that half of these mobile phones are smartphones. That’s 2 billion smartphone users in the world. And 73 percent of those users – almost 1.5 billion people – are not just interacting with the mobile web, they’re buying things on it. With so many users researching, browsing, and purchasing on the mobile web, you better make sure you have a user-friendly site that will appeal to them.
2. Only hire the best.
If you read and understood my first point, there’s no need to argue how important it is to have the best mobile app designers working on your project. If you can afford an in-house designer, you better make sure your hiring process is up to par.
If you can’t keep a team in house, there are plenty of other options for finding quality designers. If you decide to go with a freelance worker, sites like Toptal will screen every applicant for you and match you with the best person for your specific projects. You can also outsource to a design firm or try to find local talent on a freelance basis.