Why Is Mobile Website Important?
There are 4 billion mobile phones in the effective use worldwide: more than 4 times of PCs. In the year 2009, mobile web (internet) usage increased by 148% globally (Source: Quantcast) and now the number still continue to rise. In fact, by the end of year 2013, customers using the internet through mobile are projected to grow to 1 billion or more. Your customers may be already looked for you on their mobile phones. This is a huge opportunity for your business you do not want to miss. If your business is not on the mobile web, your customers will not be able to find you!
What Will Be The Benefits Of A Mobile Website To My Customers?
Today, worldwide millions of mobile users use their smartphones (BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, Web OS, Window phones and many more) to surf the internet to look for information and services. If your website is not mobile friendly (mobile compatible website), your customers will never find you and you will lose many of your business leads and opportunity.
Does A Mobile Website Require A Different Domain Name?
No, you do not need a different domain name for mobile version of your website. But you can differentiate in them i.e. from your normal version to the mobile version. For example, you can have a website name with www.example.com and will have m.example.com or wap.example.com for different mobile devices.
How Is It Different From A Regular Website?
Mobile websites are optimized to display on Smartphones and on the other Mobile Devices. Most of the sites are designed to display on desktop PC browsers. Usually, the mobile phones have smaller screens and less resolution, sometimes with slower internet accessibility to them rather than a PC. So, mobile sites are specially optimized according to the smaller screen of mobile phones to provide the best possible experience to mobile users.
What Is A Smartphone?
According to Wikipedia “A smartphone is the mobile phone that offers advance capabilities, mostly PC-like functionality in it”. By following this definition Nokia introduced the first smartphone in the 1996. Ericsson, Blackberry, Samsung and many other phone developers followed the Nokia. The size of the screen on these mobile phones is usually only half of the size of phone. These smartphones have limited or no capabilities of Internet browsing. Apple introduced a new class of the smartphones with the introduction of the iPhone in year 2006. On the iPhones the size of the screen is the full size of the phone which is large enough to browse the Internet.
Why Do I Need A Mobile Website?
Your existing website may be fully functional when one is using the Mobile Safari, or Opera, or any of the mobile browsers. However, navigation is complex. Visitors of your website have to zoom in and out all the time to see the content and page loading times will be slow. You must test out that how your website works and look on the mobile phones and sees this for yourself. Open the web browser on an Internet smartphone or mobile and browse the non-optimized website by your own. Compare the navigation of the existing site on a mobile phone with the navigation of a mobile optimized site and you will see how much easier it is to navigate the mobile site. If navigation is complex visitors will leave with an unpleasant impression.
What Is A Mobile Website?
A Mobile Website is that which is optimized to display on Internet smartphones or mobile browsers. The screen resolution of an iPhone is 320×480 and most other Internet smartphones or mobiles have resolutions close to it. Therefore, a mobile website is a website which is optimized for 320×480 screens. Mobile websites should not have any horizontal scroll within a page. Vertical scrolling is fine. This means that website elements should not be placed horizontally in the row, next to each other, but should be placed in vertical format. The information on the mobile web pages should be reduced to the most important information that is displayed on the corresponding web pages viewed on a desktop PC. Generally, images should be of 320 pixels in width for best display results. And, your content needs to be of few kilobytes as much as possible. Mobile phones can be used anywhere like while travelling and Internet access may be slow there. So, fewer kilobytes you need to transfer to view the webpage, the faster it will load, the better the user experience will be.
How My Traffic Diverts From My Regular Site, Now That I Have A Mobile One?
goMobi mobile website builder has the built-in feature that detects the user accessing method – regular or mobile. It knows how to display the corresponding version of website to users. We provide the code that has been inserted into the existing website. Just paste the code in your existing one and it automatically detects which version to show your user.
Which Mobile Browsers Are Supported?
goMobi mobile website builder currently supports almost all major mobile browsers. The product has been tested on iPhone’s Safari and Google’s Android Browser.