Did you know that in October, 2016, access to the internet via mobile devices surpassed access by desktops and notebooks? At Gliffen, we realize a mobile website design along with traditional sites we develop for our clients is key to their online presence. In the age of hand-held devices, a mobile-friendly version of your site means visitors can access your site at their will and will make it easier for your customers to find what it is that they are looking for when they want.
We can take two approaches to designing your mobile-friendly website, mobile responsive design and dedicated mobile website design.
Mobile Responsive Design
Mobile responsive designs use all, or most, of the same elements as a traditional full website. The site, however, has code to intelligently identify the size of the viewer’s screen and adjusts the size and location of the various elements of the page accordingly. This allows the viewer to have the best possible experience web-viewing your website without having to sacrifice any of the functionality. Mobile responsive website design is generally the less expensive option for generating a mobile website design.
Dedicated Mobile Website Design
A dedicated mobile website design is just that, a separate website that is displayed to the user. A mobile website can be linked to the same content management system to allow for easier management of the content of the site. However, the format of everything on the page is specifically designed to work on small devices. Dedicated mobile website design is a bit more expensive but can be the right choice if a project requires specific behavior only when used on a mobile device.
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Your traditional website will detect whether or not you are viewing the site on a mobile device and will immediately take you to a more mobile-friendly version of your website.
Contact us on how you can get started on your mobile website design today!