The Same Site, but Smaller

Your site can fit in your pocket; it just needs to be tailor made to fit. A Responsive Web Design key to keeping visitors on your site longer and is generally the best fit for most websites. However, there are unique situations, when content is visibly different on a mobile device, our solution is to incorporate a mobile presence.

We can build a site for full-size users and second for mobile devices, this type of service can automatically detect how your visitor is using the site, and direct them to the correct version. Mobile web design is all about making a seamless transition to your site by adapting the design, content, and features to fit into any mobile device.

Design for Mobile

Today’s mobile devices have approximately one-tenth as many pixels as a regular screen. Form follows function, and in this case, a mobile site has its own design. These type of designs are in some ways simpler. Here are a few ways we adapt to mobile:

  • We use a single column layout.

  • We use minimal graphics; this save screen space and load time

  • We modify navigation, so there is more room for larger buttons

Content for Small Screens

Writing for mobile sites is brief and to-the-point. Visitors are not likely to read a long paragraph on a smaller screen held in their hand. We shorten the copy and turn the sections into single pages. We take articles and shrink them down to sentences.

Managing content on your mobile site is easier than you think, a good content management tools such as Orbit’s Mighty-Site can manage website content for both modes of use from one place.

Mobile Features

Certain features fit naturally for smartphones. Here is a list of functions that adapt well to mobile websites.

  • Google maps
  • Blogs
  • Twitter feeds
  • Photo galleries
  • Video (keep in mind, video may load slowly on smart phones)

If you’re considering going mobile, web designs need to be adapted or built. Zenogram handles all designs and development work for mobile within our offices as part of our full suite of products.

We’d be happy to help you consider adapting your designs and capture the opportunity to use a mobile platform.

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