How to make a mobile website

An overall view of an LG EnV mobile/cell phone.

An overall view of an LG EnV mobile/cell phone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you frustrated trying to make a mobile website? 

Many people with a mobile surf the internet on them. Smartphones are no doubt the best arena to be surfing the web, but the truth of the matter is that even the simplest cell phone these days is likely to have Internet function. More and more people are sitting around stuck in traffic, or waiting for their date to show up, tinkering with the web on their phone.

ARE YOU IN THE RIGHT MINDSET 

If you're a business with a marketing mindset, then this information is doubtlessly making you wonder how you can best turn this to your advantage insofar as getting your message across to the consumer concerned. Having a website in general is one of the best ways to get yourself around and business websites are all but considered necessary these days to any business who wishes to get off the ground and advertise to a wide range of potential clients. But what about clients who are surfing on their cell phones?

The truth of the matter is that no matter how good your site looks on the computer or how well organized, it's going to most probably look awful on a mobile browser. Regular websites are simply not calibrated to handle mobile browsers, and the result is often squished graphics and confusing layouts.

Here are five tips to building better content management on mobile sites

1.     Forget gimmicks or fancy images photos or videos 

 

Unless a mobile is compatible with flash, videos are not going to show up. Some android phones do show up videos, but developers are still wondering how best to incorporate video into mobile browsers.

1. Keep images low and to 260w by 100h pixels.

When a mobile site is built, it is crucial to make sure images fit the screen. That is why it is crucial to make sure your logo fits right in. Losing customers because of a poorly designed logo that doesn't fit will be the last thing on your mind. Customers will simply move onto another site that is high quality.

1.     Call to action: 

 

Is your mobile content making the customer take action? The main point of a mobile website after all is to get the reader to take action. Having a prominent call to action button, whether it be a click to call message at the top will mean better results for your campaign.

1.     Link to your main website? 

 

Does your mobile site link to your main site. A mobile site's main function is to take all the better chunks of information from your main site and tease the reader into going onto your main site at a later date. With a click to call, they are simply enquiring further about who you are.

1.     You don't need to be an expert in design to build mobile websites 

 

If you are thinking that you need fancy design codes or need to be a genius in coding, then think again, building a mobile site is now as easy as ever. You could even take your new found skill and start a mobile biz opportunity of your own, helping others.

All you need to build a mobile site is a small amount of HTML, great content, and the right mindset, so get going!

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