Why do I need a Mobile friendly website?
You need it because the whole world needs it. Confused? Here are some reasons- On April 21, 2015, Google released a significant new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm called “Mobilegeddon & The Google Mobile-Friendly Update”. It affected world top website like Amazon, eBay. The lost traffics immediately. Another reason is In early 2009, people started using smartphone on a large scale. So they loved to search on their phones and Google started the “mobile search” terms in a new way. The web developers and designers around the world started making mobile friendly websites. So the giants came along with mobile website and got their traffics back after a while.
In a nutshell, you need superbly mobile optimized website for your own good to beat your competitors. In below how we can make it will be discussed.
Is my website mobile friendly?
Big questions. At the first, you need to check your website on your phones. No matter it is iPhone or Android. Just see how your site is presenting contents, navigation menu, logo, fonts etc. If you don’t have a phone nearby, you can check it online. Here are few websites to test responsiveness. Google Search Console Test , Responsive test . There are so many online responsiveness test websites out there. Also, you can just open your Browser and maximize it. Then using your mouse pointer, resize the Browser screen as shape as the phone or iPad size. Hope you will get it.
How to create a mobile website?
There are few ways to create a responsive website. The most popular ways will be discussed here.
1. Front-end Framework
Like Bootstrap, Foundation. It is a free collection of tools for creating a websites and web applications. It contains HTML and CSS-based design templates for everything you need. On top of that, it is mobile friendly by born. Means it will help you creating responsive website in very easy way.
2. Using Media Queries
Media query is a CSS technique introduced in CSS3. Especially it is widely used when mobile website concept hit the market. There are few Media query rules for various size devices that vary to Mobile, Tablet, and Desktop. You can see Media query in details here. If you are a Web Designer, it is very easy to you then. If you are not, hire a Web Designer from Upwork or Fiberr.
3. Using plugins if you have WordPress site
There are few plugins that automatically converts your WordPress site to a mobile friendly site. JetPack, WPTouch, WP Mobile Detector and few more. They all can do an awesome job. Check them out in WordPress Repo .
So you already know the easy ways to make an awesome mobile website. Keep in mind, without a super Responsive website, your business is finished as more than 70% people love to surf through smartphones.