Mobile Web Sites

Sites that aren’t mobile optimised will cost readership!

At this stage I have a theme that is described as mobile responsive.

Just what does Mobile Optimized or Mobile Responsive mean?

Mobile responsive sites are designed to adjust their presentation for the device on which they are being viewed.

In other words they do their best to resize and reconfigure your desktop site to be readable on a mobile device.

If you have a mobile device login to to and hopefully the site will be readable.  I’d love some comments on that and I’ll have some comments of my own about why I don’t like my site on mobile devices later in this post and what I intend to do about it.

Last week I grabbed a copy of a program called VideoProFX and I’ve used it to make a little video promo which you can see here –

I’d love to get some feedback on this and will send everyone who comments a report on “10 Ways to Engage Your Readers” .  So please make sure you leave an active and accessible email address.

What’s got to happen to this video before I make it live on my Local Mobile Internet Marketing site?

  • Tighten opening
  • Interactive buttons for a start.
  • Call to action
  • Resizing and some colour scheme adjustments (for mobile viewers)

Now why don’t I like my current theme as a mobile responsive theme?

While the theme does a pretty good job – largely because of WordPress recent changes – the layout just seems to miss the mark and isn’t consistently easily readable.  There is still resizing and scrolling to get the full read.

Mobile sites need shorter sentences and paragraphs or they become very hard to read.

My philosophy on mobile sites is to deliver quality but summarised versions of the desktop site and let readers know they can access the full articles at the main site.  Mostly mobile users access sites to “get something” and not to browse so why bombard them with lengthy articles and information overload.

The dedicated mobile version of this site is on it’s way but is not a high priority for me.  I’ll let you know when it goes live.

As I mentioned above I’d appreciate your comments and your thoughts about how mobile sites should be built and whether or not you think responsive is good enough or if a dedicated mobile site is best.

2 Responses to “Mobile Web Sites”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post you have here! i really learn a lot chris! Thank you!

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