Web Design Buderim Sunshine Coast | October 2020

Expert in Web Design

Sunshine Coast Buderim Web Design

You don’t have to be an expert in Buderim web design to know that modern websites need to be mobile friendly. More and more people are accessing the internet using smartphones and other mobile devices, and if you have a website, it needs to be able to be viewable on screens of all sizes. A professional website builder is aware of this and knows the things that need to be avoided when making a website a welcoming place for mobile viewers. There are people in the Sunshine Coast and beyond who believe that they can make these changes on their own, but many that try to do so end up making a few crucial mistakes. Let’s look at 3 of the most common errors.

Web Design Translates Well to the Small Screen

Oftentimes, a lot of money is invested in a beautiful new site that is rich on graphics, as well as all sorts of other bells and whistles. While these may all look wonderful on a full-sized display, they may not translate so well to the small screens where speed is critical. If mobile users need to scroll up and down or left and right to find what they are looking for on your site, they are going to give up before they ever get to it. Mobile sites should be a leaner version of the main site, making all the important information easy to find, even on the smallest of screens. Simply making the mobile site the same as the main website simply isn’t going to work. The same website that resizes to adapt to the screen that is being used.

Surf the Internet on their Mobile Devices

There is often a belief that people surf the internet on their mobile devices the same way as they do on their desktop. With that in mind, website owners will use the analytics from desktop users to create their mobile site. They are then left scratching their heads wondering why the performance of the mobile site is nowhere near as good as the desktop version. Before having a mobile-friendly website created, collect some date on mobile-only users to get an idea of what they would want out of the site. Our article on Responsive Websites from 2012

Separate Website Identities?

While all this talk might lead you to believe that separate site identities might be the way to go, nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, the way in which your mobile site works should be a little different than the desktop version, but the look and feel should be the same. People should be aware that they are on your company website no matter which type of device they are using. There needs to be a consistency of brand, message, style, and look that makes it clear the sites are essentially the same.

Consistency in Buderim Website Design

Think of it this way: if you operated a chain of bricks and mortar stores with three different locations in Buderim, Mooloolaba, and Maroochydore, would you have each one have a totally different design and set-up, or would you aim for a high level of consistency between the three? The answer should be the latter, and that should be your goal when setting up a mobile website. For more information please get in touch.

Neil Parker

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