Have others found a mobile website worthwhile?
I have a jewelry business on the side that has recently generated a lot of attraction and an increase in sales. I have found a web developer to create a website for my business. Is it worthwhile to design a mobile website as well, for a small business owner like myself? Have other small business owners found a mobile website beneficial?
We would never suggest our clients to buy 2 websites from us. Everything we develop is responsive in design, meaning it changes to the size of the device it's on.
Yes it is. And these days responsive website development (designing sites for desktops, tablets, ipads, phones) is not too time consuming or heavy on pocket. There is a tremendous increase in the number of users browsing via mobile. If you are mobile ready, then they may not stay on your website for a long time.. It should be fast to load, designed to fit the small screen of the mobile, and easy to navigate. Let me know if you need more details.
It is very beneficial , whenever you use the website to expand and promote your brand. First take time to build a brand with potential and then promocionala seeks support local brand , and with those lines , a website helps you to generate sales and make you know more
A mobile site is crucial these days but that should come as standard with your existing web project. You shouldn't have to pay any extra or have a different website for mobiles. This is 2014 and all websites should be responsive. I certainly offer that as part of the design concept and platform dependency.
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We advice you to design a responsive website, that will do. Internet is being accessed from devices of different resolution and that's why your website should render perfect for any devices and not just to mobiles. In 2014, mobile internet usage has increased 70% and is high time to think of responsive website for your business.
Well, my opinion is not a very popular one, but I really feel that mobile (traffic) is highly overrated. I mean: what is the last time your bought something substantial via your mobile phone? If I check the figures for the company I work for I see that the percentage of people actually purchasing online is actually really small. Mobile traffic accounts for about 40% of all of my traffic, but 99,6% of all sales are done via laptop/desktop.
Therefore my opinion is that a mobile site is not a must-have.
You can't ignore mobile - if that's what your customers want. Marshall Field said it in the early 1900s: "The customer is always right."
But I must caution that a mobile site and a non-mobile (desktop) website aren't necessarily designed to the same audience. To claim that you should pay the same for both is ignoring the fact that each may require totally different user interfaces. While you may be able to "skin" both layouts separately (with common code supporting each), you can't always get away with it.
There's a reason why, for example, Outlook looks different on my PC with it's large, 24" screen than it looks on my Windows Phone with it's tiny screen. If Microsoft attempted to cram all 24" of content onto my phone, I'd need a magnifying glass to use it. Conversely, if they designed it the other way around, the PC experience would be quite brain-dead!
Some applications can be easily manipulated to flip between screen sizes; some cannot.
No, it would be not recommend to design separate website. The best thing is make your existing website RESPONSIVE - It means your website will compatible in all devices - iPhone/iPad, Android device etc. This will help help for getting rank well in Google as well.
In a word, YES. There is no reason not to have a mobile friendly site as templates are even designed with them in mind. Choose wisely. Best of fortune to you.