Let’s take a look at why being mobile-friendly is hugely important for your website and how if you aren’t, you might be sabotaging your site’s performance!
A mobile-friendly is absolutely key in 2022. There are no excuses. According to statista, as of January 2021 there were 4.66 billion active internet users worldwide – 59.5 percent of the global population. Of this total, 92.6 percent (4.32 billion) accessed the internet via mobile devices. That’s a lot of people using their phones to potentially view your website! If your website isn’t mobile-friendly, people may leave it faster and thus affect its performance on search engines like Google.
So what exactly does mobile-friendly mean?
Well on a mobile-friendly website, the pages and content of the site automatically respond to whatever device they are being displayed on. A number of different things will change on your site including some of the following; the website menu might become a burger menu instead of listed across the top of the screen, images may become smaller, content will be stacked on top of each other instead of displaying side by side. A key feature of a mobile-friendly site is not needing to scroll horizontally. Your website should be able to read the screen width on the device it’s on and respond accordingly.
But how do I make my site mobile-friendly?
Testing is key when it comes to your website being mobile-friendly. Whether you are building it yourself or you are working with a web developer, your website should be tested across all devices to ensure it is responsive to each one. Google Chrome has a fantastic tool for this. Simply right click on your website, click inspect and at the top you can choose what devices to view your site on. It is tedious work but it is absolutely necessary to ensure your website is fully functional and responsive for all your viewers.
Can you help me make my website more user friendly?
A user-friendly website is inevitably going to perform better for your business. At The Creative Society we have experienced web developers on our team who can absolutely work with you to make your website more user-friendly. Contact us today for more information on our wide variety of web design services.