What a Mobile Website should NOT be

The fast-paced, on-the-go trend of the times call for mobile access to the world, and that device in your hand does just that. Slowly, computers are becoming obsolete, and soon mobile phones will be the main device used when accessing the web. It might already be, actually.

Mobile phones have a different interface than computers. The smaller screens make it harder for traditional websites to be viewed on the phone. Websites that are not optimized for mobile browsing commit these mistakes quite often, and you should avoid these as much as possible.

Mistake #1: Mobile Version Trap

Mobile website versions are incapable of showing all of the features of the PC version. When people visit your website and they expect to see the whole thing, they would get frustrated digging around a confusing website for information. Provide a link to your desktop site just to give your viewers an option, especially those who are used to working on their PC.

Mistake #2: Graphics Overload

In that small screen, simplicity is beauty. A mobile website that is packed with graphics would be an overload to the senses of the visitor. Make your mobile site easy on the eyes and easier to navigate.

Mistake #3: Disregard for Google Analytics

You have to understand how your visitors go about your page. In order to give your users the experience they are looking for, give Google Analytics a shot to track down activity on your website, then make some changes accordingly. Your mobile site should be based on your user’s needs.

Mistake #4: Unfriendly to Thumbs

The phone’s small screen is the bane of the big thumb’s existence. Clicking wrong links and then going back to click another wrong link could be annoying, and this is error on the part of the website design. Mobile sites are better with large buttons and proper spacing to avoid misclicks by users.

Tell us how you made your mobile site better by leaving a comment below.