Effective Mobile Web Design Strategies
- Posted in Monkie's Blog
- Monday, 30 December 2013 08:00
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If as a business owner you use a smart phone or tablet to gain greater efficiency in your business and personal life you should expect your prospects and clients are as well.
So what is your strategy toward your mobile website visitors?
It should have started with developing a mobile website. If you have already done this you are now in the game. If not, that should be your first step. Your second step should be putting some thought into what can be done to entice your audience to use your web site more frequently. This goes for your desktop version of your website as well. They only create true value if used. So a plan needs to accompany your site to ensure it just doesn't sit there but is effective in luring new and keeping your existing clients engaged.
So how can this be accomplished?
Start by going over the goals of your business and rank them on the basis of priority and importance. Now try to relate the items on your list to your website and work toward developing a site that supports that mission. A good design should be capable of communicating your objectives to your audience quickly and effectively. Having a great mobile website doesn't put the whole puzzle together; however it is a very important piece to build from if done correctly.
Analysis of the Past
Take advantage of the most recent historical data you have available. In this day and age of information; hopefully you have been using Google analytics or something similar that can give you insight about your website visits. Study the data and share it if you choose to work with someone to help you analyze it. This information could be useful in understanding your visitor and making decisions during the design phase of your project. While good mobile design should support all mobile devices, your visitor information might show the most frequent mobile browser accessing your site differs from the most popular ones. So look for any exceptions when comparing with standards and averages
Your mobile website should feature innovation and creativity in is functionality and physical appearance, but don't forget simplicity. With the limited space it is vital that everything is properly placed and space is used effectively. Avoiding complexities make it easier for your visitor to navigate and keeps your load times at their lowest. The goal is to ensure your visitor has a positive and memorable experience every time they visit your site.
With so many ways to implement a mobile site, dedicated, responsive design, auto-sync or any of the other one size fits all implementations you should closely review your specific needs before deciding what would work best for you. When all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. Working with someone that is both willing and capable to understand your business and its goals can help tailor a mobile site that your visitors will use and you can be proud of.