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.
Sure a lot of small business on the web may or will be exposed to the bigger once and as such a chance for growth especially in this IT world
100% yes. If you don't make your website mobile friendly you're just leaving money on the table.
I can't tell you how many times I've gone to websites on my phone and the websites weren't mobile compatible" and as a result it was very difficult to navigate and the pages didn't load right. I leave almost immediately because it's very frustrating as a visitor.
I can't think of a single argument as to why you wouldn't want a mobile friendly website.
I think you only need a "mobile" website if you want to (or can afford to) do something different for a mobile audience. Remember that many of the people using mobile devices won't be mobile: most of them will be at home or at work. So if you are developing a separate mobile site it should be for people who are "out and about", rather than simply on a mobile device.
If you want to go "mobile" you need to create a site that delivers against the different requirements of people who are not in a fixed location. Can you offer them something to do with the location of your shop (if you have a shop rather than just a website) that will entice them in if they are in the area? Or something that will appeal to the mindset of someone who is in transit from one place to another?
From your question ("a jewelry business on the side") I would imagine that you don't have a huge budget and that your business is online. If that is the case I would forget about having a separate mobile site and focus on making sure your current site is responsive i.e. delivers information in a way that is accessible when read on a small smartphone screen.
But of course like all things in business there is no one right answer and what you do should depend on your objectives, your resources, and whether you have some ideas about marketing to mobile users that you think will improve response rates.
You don't have to build 2 web sites. Any decent web designer should be able to make your current design RESPONSIVE (meaning it 'morphs' and works well on mobile devices).
I think its better to focus on the mobile device end than web site as the stats say people tend to get more information from those devices. Your web application or website should be build in a mindset that the next step will be mobile applications. Hope the suggestion helps you! If you need any help on it please do let me know.
First having a mobile website (responsive) is important. Google is placing more importance on sites that are responsive. A responsive website adjusts the way it works depending upon the device being used. You don't need a second website either. Your website designer should be able to make the necessary amendments to your existing website to make it responsive.
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As a small business owner and website consultant, I highly encourage you to have a mobile site! The future of internet technology is really based on mobile devices. Instead of designing a separate mobile website, ask for a single responsive site. Responsive websites automatically optimize themselves for each device and its screen size. This type of system is far better than a traditional website and a different mobile site. Unless you need extremely specific, and different, features for mobile visitors, go with a responsive design!
Recent statistics and business information show that greater numbers of people -especially women- are using mobile phones and tablets to search for what they need. Unless your website is "responsive" (Bing the term if you're not familiar), then a mobile site is beneficial, but having your website converted or re-designed to be responsive. By the way, those stats have been rising steadily for the past several years and now surpass all other mediums.