Is your Site Mobile Friendly?

by Jun 28, 2020Trending0 comments

If you have a Gulfcoast WebNet site the answer is YES!

Mobile-friendly websites benefit your customer and in turn your business. These sites produce an average 75% higher rate of engagement (revenue, page views, etc.) per visit for mobile users.

Mobile web use is exploding.

In 2020, the number of smartphone users in the world is 3.5 Billion, which translates to 45.04% of the world’s population owning a smartphone. In total, the number of people that own a smart and feature phone is 4.78 Billion, making up 61.51% of the world’s population. (Source: https://www.bankmycell.com/blog/how-many-phones-are-in-the-world)

Building a mobile-friendly site is essential for businesses to prepare for the mobile movement

Users take action on mobile-friendly sites. 1 in 5 website visits lead to an immediate call to the business

Mobile sites are designed for the small screen, with the needs of mobile users in mind. A mobile-friendly site can help your business connect with customers and increase sales, but a bad mobile experience can drive your customers to your competition.

  • Content and Features are prioritized
  • Reducing large blocks of text and using bullet points makes for easy reading
  • Images are compressed to allow them to load faster
  • The focus is on information that will improve conversion
  • Steps to complete a transaction are reduced
  • Forms are short
  • Checkboxes, lists and scroll menus are used for quick data entry
  • “Click to call” functionality on phone numbers
  • We minimize scrolling requirements
  • Easy to use Menu’s
  • Seven links or less per page
  • Address and map for location is clear on the landing page
  • Allow users to see your inventory
  • We use large, centered buttons, when possible to avoids touch mistakes
  • We use large padding on smaller buttons and links to make them more clickable
  • Our websites are designed to convert easily between large and small screens
  • You don’t have to do anything. The same content will size appropriately.
  • When designing your site we try to use a contrast between background and text
  • We are generous with negative space
  • We use size and color to indicate link/button priority
  • We use 3D effects for buttons
  • Our websites will automatically detect the type of device being used and adjust
  • We keep the technology up-to-date to take advantage of all the new technology
  • Before your site is launched and during the maintenance cycle your site is thoroughly tested with state-of-the-art test products to ensure the highest quality

See some of the websites we have designed.

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