2017 is the year that accessibility, mobility and speed will really matter. Today, it is also essential that your website content is mobile-friendly-searchable to further improve your online visibility.
Here are 5 basic points to consider when going mobile-friendly.
1. Quick and easy
A mobile website must be quick and easy to navigate. Mobile site users want to find information hassle free, so make things easy to find with clear buttons, icons and headings that guide and inform users. The less pinches, swipes and taps the better.
2. Short and simple
Users on mobile devices looking for products or services don't want to waste time, and really don't want to scroll, scroll, scroll through long paragraphs. Keep paragraph length to 3-5 lines. Use short, simple, targeted sentences that engage and help users find what they want. Sentence length should range from 10 – 20 words. Also, use keywords your target market uses to find what they are looking for.
3. Stay on message
Make sure your brand and communications (logo, colors, copy and style) are consistent across your desktop and mobile platforms. Brand consistency will ensure users develop familiarity with your business — familiarity breeds brand trust and loyalty.
4. Minimize input info
Mobile users are working on a small canvas, so limit the amount of information you require them to input when completing forms or purchase orders. Using drop downs instead of input fields will make things much easier. Also, make sure the input font size is readable at least 14 px.
5. Time to test
Once your mobile website is live — test it — across various mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets of all shapes and sizes. Also, make sure you test it across various operating systems like Windows, iOS and Android. Finally, when ready to go live, test your page speed with Google PageSpeed Insights.
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