People are increasingly using mobile devices – like smartphones and tablets – to browse websites. Making sure your website looks good and is easy to use on a mobile device is only going to become more important to your business. Here are the stats:
- Mobile Internet usage nearly tripled in 2010 – for the third year in a row.
- 5% of worldwide web traffic and 8% of U.S. web traffic comes from mobile devices.
- At least 40% of people in the U.S. have a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android.
- Experts predict that within 5 years, more people will be browsing the Internet on mobile devices than on computers.
How does your site look on a mobile device?
It’s a good idea to try using your website on mobile devices like an iPhone or Android smartphone. Google has a free mobile tester that allows you to see what your website looks like in a modern smartphone web browser.
Ask yourself; ‘Is your website’s content readable at that size? Is any functionality lost? Is the view of your site zoomed in or out too far?’
If your site is in WordPress and you would like it to be more mobile-friendly, there is a complete toolkit called Mobile Pack that can help mobilize your WordPress site and blog.
It includes a mobile switcher to select themes based on the type of user that is visiting the site, a selection of mobile themes, extra widgets, device adaptation, mobile analytics and a mobile administration panel to allow users to edit the site or write new posts when out and about.
You can visit the main WordPress site to read more about Mobile Pack’s features.
(Excerpts and Statistics provided by: Aboutus.org)