Here are the best ways to make your website Mobile.
There are various options, some of which create more work for you, so . . .
make sure that the solution you choose is easy to use and does not create more work for you.
Two of the options are:
- Make a mobile version of your website
- Make your existing website mobile
There are many people out there now providing so-called “mobile websites”.
There is cheap software available which makes it easy to set up a mobile compatible version of your website with minimal effort.
Some of these guys are quite cheap and some charge a lot.
The important thing to remember is that what you are getting is . . .
only a VERSION of your website as it currently is
That is to say:
- It conveys only a small subset of the information available on your website
- And more importantly, it is completely separate from your website
The relevance of the second point is that when you change something on your main website, you have to remember to change it on the mobile version of your website as well.
Otherwise – your information is out-of-date.
We believe that the better way to create a mobile website is to make your existing website mobile compatible.
Simply put, we create code in the website that recognises when it is being displayed on a smaller screen, and adjusts the display accordingly.
It is called by various names including Responsive Technology, because the website responds to the device on which it is being viewed.
This may, (or may not), but slightly more expensive initially, BUT the BIG savings come every time that you go to change your website – and you do not have to remember to make the effort to change the mobile version of your site as well.
Editing your online presence, (website & mobile), remains a one step process.
And to me, that convenience is priceless !
Well, that is quite simple really!
What should you do now?
- Think carefully before adopting a mobile site that is not integrated with your main site.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
I expect to see a lot of household appliances on the Net by 2010, as well as autos and other mobile devices.
~ Vinton Cerf
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Remember – Best ways to make your website Mobile