Mobile Web Design Cornwall
More than 80% of us has a mobile phone and this number is constantly going up. Laptops and desktops are on the decrease and many of us are using mobile phones to access websites. We make websites for Cornwall businesses that are mobile friendly on all devices.
7 steps to a great mobile website
Avoid making a duplicate mobile version
In the past web developers would make two versions of a website. One would be the usual desktop version, the other is the mobile version. Now there is no issue in doing this but the issue lies in the same content being produced. First thoughts are the web developer will use the same content on the desktop version as well as the mobile version. Now what this is doing is duplicating content which is a big no-no to Google and other search engines and they will penalize you for it. Don’t do this! The way around this to make one version and then make conditional rules so that when the device gets smaller the code is telling the browser to scale the website down.
Hamburger navigation buttons
When we design mobile websites in Cornwall we make sure that the navigation menu is as small as possible so you can see the website on the mobile phone. When you first visit the website you will not want to see a big list of links. Why’s this? Simply because your visitors will simply get bored too quickly and go elsewhere. To solve this we use hamburger buttons – simply put a hamburger button has three lines in the corner of the website and once clicked will give you a list of links. This ensures your visitors bounce rate as they will be keen to see what content they’re after.
Fonts and font sizes
It’s really important to make sure your font size is more than 12px in size on mobile phone screens. You want your visitors to be able to read the content and not too small they give up. Also, make sure your font face is readable. Stay away from fonts that have swirls. When viewing websites on mobiles your visitors will want to easily read the content.
Button sizes are also very important on a mobile phone screen. The bigger the better is what I say and because peoples fingertips are quite big in general they will often miss the button and click somewhere else. So if in doubt make your buttons big – the best thing to do is make the button full width across the edges and you will no issue at all.
Test your website on multiple mobile devices
Websites we make in Cornwall will always be tested for multiple devices including iPhones, Samsungs, Google Pixel, you name it. Unfortunately, I’ve seen many websites where the formatting was great on one phone but appalling on another – it all needs to be tested! It only takes a bit of code to make it all go wrong.
Quality and correct image sizes
When viewing images on a mobile phone you will want them fast to load, great quality and the dimensions not too big either (on the homepage at least). I’ve had experience of seeing a website where I was scrolling down a mobile website where I was scrolling down more images than the website itself. You don’t want this! This is one sure way to annoy your visitors and make them bounce off the site. Also, make sure that your images are fast to load – even though generally we have great mobile network speeds you may be stuck somewhere where the connection may be slow thus waiting for the images to load. Compress these images using compression software before uploading them to the website.
Ensure your main logo is not too small on Mobile Phone screens
Many times I have visited a mobile website and the logo is too small. Ask your web designer to ensure the logo is of sufficient size. A logo gives your site credibility and is considered the most important in brand awareness.
Do you need a mobile website for your business? We are a Cornwall mobile web design based business and we can help create, maintain your website.
Digital Burst Media