Mobile Website Design – What’s the Big Deal?
Find out why a mobile-friendly website is a must.
- Right Now – Mobile Devices Account for HALF of All Web Traffic!
- In 2014, mobile surpassed desktop Internet use.
- 4 out of 5 consumers use search engines to conduct local searches; 88% of them use smartphones.
- More than half of US website visitors are more likely to do business with an online retailer if it has a mobile website design.
- 99.5% of consumers use mobile devices to access content/information
- 92 % of executives own a smartphone used for business.
- 77 % of executives use their smartphone to research a product or service for their business.
Samples of Manna’s New Jersey Mobile Website Design
We invite you to take a look at some of the sites we’ve created for customers in New Jersey. Click on any image to get a closer look.
Do I really need a mobile website design?
In a world where people are using more mobile devices than desktop computers, the answer is a resounding, YES! Like it or not, if you want customers to find you online, a mobile web design is a must. Just ask Google. The search-engine giant recently began warning webmasters worldwide to get mobile or get gone – at least when it comes to Google search engine rankings.
Google doesn’t like the idea of sending its users to web sites that people can’t read when on the go. It just doesn’t look good – for them or for the owners of the sites that are causing the problems, so Google is making some changes. All indications are that Google will soon launch a mobile ranking algorithm that may give preference to companies with a mobile web design. The lower your ranking, the harder it is for people to find you – increasing your risk of losing out on leads.
If you have an existing site and aren’t sure whether it’s mobile friendly, we can help. Contact us at Manna Design Works. We will evaluate your site, explain your options and recommend what to do next.
Mobile Website Design – What Exactly Is It?
Until recently, people almost always viewed websites from desktop computers. With that in mind, webmasters set to work designing sites to look great and function well for use on that platform. Page layout, image sizes and positioning, forms and more were specifically designed for access via the desktop.
Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to website design in a mobile world. If you’ve ever used your mobile phone or tablet to visit a website and found it difficult to see, read and navigate, you know what we mean. Today’s webmasters are designing and re-designing websites for use on a variety of platforms. Looking good on a desktop computer is still important, but we can’t stop there. Websites must also look good and function well on any number of mobile devices.
How Do I Make My Website Mobile Friendly?
At Manna, we will guide you through the process of deciding which devices are most important for your business. The mobile website design process begins and ends with your customers – who they are, how they prefer to receive information, which mobile devices and apps they use the most, and more. We will provide you with all the tools necessary to select the type of site that’s best for you.
Fortunately, there’s also no one-size-fits-all mobile web design at Manna. Every business is different. Some need full-scale sites with all the bells and whistles, while others prefer to start with something simple. For that reason, we offer a variety of options created to fit every need and budget. Contact us today to get started.
The Online Publishers Association/Frank N. Magid Associates
IDG Global Mobile Survey 2014