The Importance of a Mobile Responsive Website

The Importance of a Mobile Responsive Website

Wikipedia defines Mobile Responsive as:

an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a broad range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).

Let me clarify a bit more:

making sure that your website is easily readable and navigational on mobile devices without causing the reader any discomfort in resizing, scrolling, and searching.

Is your Website Mobile Responsive?

Recently, I have stumbled upon too many blogs that are not mobile responsive. Being I work full-time, I try to squeeze my blog reading and commenting in when I’m walking around my office or on a break.

  • To find an article that I’m very anxious to read but cannot because the content is cut off on my mobile phone is very annoying. This should not be happening.
  • To find an article that you can read and you’d like to contribute by leaving a comment, yet you cannot because there is a popup or a banner in the way and you cannot move it.
  • To find an article that is an awesome read, you were able to leave a comment and now you would like to pass it along to your Social Media, however, you cannot because the Website does not have Mobile Responsive Social Media Sharing Buttons.

These are a few of the issues I run into when I’m mobile. It is annoying and can be very frustrating for a reader.

When was the last time you checked your Website on Mobile?

It’s imperative that we look at our Websites not only on the Web but on Mobile devices. Think about this, if a potential Client cannot read your Available Services on your website via mobile, do you think they will take the time to go on a laptop or desktop to read it?

Chances are, No. They will continue their search on mobile to find someone who can provide them with the services they are seeking.Make sure your #Website is #MobileResponsive or you could be missing out on potential business.

There are many ways you can make your Website Mobile Responsive.

  • WordPress Plugins (Jetpack, WP Touch Mobile, WordPress Mobile Pack, and More)
  • Mobile Responsive Themes (Genesis Framework by Studiopress) {Affiliate} | Restored 316 Designs {Afffiliate}
  • Using Media Queries (Manual Coding)
  • Use Squarespace (I hear their upgrade is fully Mobile Responsive)
  • Google or Bing “Making a Mobile Responsive Website” or something similar and you’ll find many other ways.

Not only should your Website be Mobile Responsive, so should your Website Header and Social Sharing Buttons.

Mobile Responsive Social Sharing Buttons

Here are a few good plugin’s that one could use for WordPress to ensure your Sharing buttons will show up on mobile devices:

Mobile Responsive Header

Again, if you’re a WordPress user, I highly recommend you use Genesis Framework {Affiliate} for your website. There is an awesome plugin called Genesis Simple Hooks that I highly recommend you take a peek at. This is where I quickly make my Header Image Mobile Responsive. A simple little code and it’s done!  Client Appreciation is Important to Me

Do you see the importance of making sure your Website is Mobile Responsive?

There are millions of people in our world that use mobile devices. To think that you are not reaching potential Clients or traffic due to a non-mobile responsive site should make you cringe! It does me.

Another thing I’d like to stress to you is TEST, TEST, TEST! 

So, what are you waiting for? Have you checked your website yet? Does it pass my tests? If not, what steps will you take to make your website Mobile Responsive?

Do you have any other helpful tips for our readers?

Do you need help? Just ask and I can help you.

I’d love to hear from you.