How Does Your Website Look on Your Phone?
With the release of phones like the iPhone and Android-based phones, tablets like the iPad, and other web enabled portable devices, like the iPod Touch, mobile Internet Â is growing at a staggering rate. Â In 2009, mobile Internet usage grew 110% in America, according to a Quantcast study. Â Mashable reported thatÂ Morgan-Stanley analyzed the rate at which smart phones are being purchased and how they are being used; the results show that mobile Internet could be more widely used than computer-based Internet by 2015.
Though many people may not know it, a pretty website on one’s computer does not guarantee an attractive mobile site. Â Is your website optimized for the mobile market? Â It should be.
At HDI, we’ve noticed this trend and are now creating mobile sites. Â This step requires extra programming, but is important to reach a wider audience. Â Each portable device has different resolutions, browsers, et cetera, so in order for your site to look correct, it must be programmed for and tested on each of the top devices: iPhone, Blackberry, and phones running the Android operating system, for example.
Once the site is programmed, we test it on different mobile browsers and devices. Â Since we don’t physically have every cell phone running every browser, we use DeviceAnywhere, a program that shows us what the site will look like on each device when run in each browser. Â After the testing phase, adjustments are made to correct the look and utility of the site.
Now, our client has a great, working desktop site, as well as a consistent, beautiful mobile site to reach and satisfy their customers no matter where they may be.
If your website could use a mobile counterpart, email us!