Customers are searching for your business from their mobile phones, and you need to engage them with a mobile experience designed for completing on-the-go tasks from their small screens.
BUILDING MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITES
1. THE CONVENTIONAL APPROACH
Two websites. Your desktop site plus one built specifically for mobile. Your customers will be automatically redirected to the best site for their device.
2. RESPONSIVE DESIGN
One website. This single site will automatically reformat itself to appear well on any device screen width.
So how do I know if I should build a separate mobile website or use responsive design?
Here are some guidelines to help you decide what makes sense for your business:
WHICH SOLUTION IS BETTER FOR YOUR MOBILE SITE?
|WHAT ARE YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS?||SEPARATE MOBILE SITE||RESPONSIVE DESIGN|
|Designing for mobile user needs (eg. e-commerce, directions, phone calls, app downloads)|
|Ease of updating site|
|Optimized for search engines|
|Quick site creation|
|Affordable web development|
|Adding conversion and redirect codes|
|Great DIY options|
KEY GOOD FIT BETTER FIT BEST FIT
If you’re not sure if your website is mobile-optimized, Google provides a handy (and free) URL analyzer
If I decide responsive design is a better fit for my business, do I have to build my site from scratch?
Not necessarily. We at PSD Wizard might be able to adapt an existing site with responsive design, but there will still be costs in terms of time and budget.
Will a site built with responsive design have more than one URL?
No. A site built with responsive design will have the same URL for desktop, mobile and tablets. When building a separate mobile optimized site, typically there is a different mobile url, but the users will be taken there automatically as long as your desktop site is enabled with the auto redirect code.
How much does it cost to use responsive design for mobile?
We recommend checking out our pricing page for help on getting started.
If you need help with making your site mobile friendly, we will be glad to update your site so it is mobile friendly. Please contact us for more details.