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Web Design Tips for Building a Mobile Friendly Website in 2011

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If your website isn’t mobile friendly, you’ll lose out on huge potential. So many of your target customers are using smart phones and if you’re a local business, especially, mobile SEO is vital.

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Web Design Tips for Building a Mobile Friendly Website in 2011

  1. 1. Web Design Tips for Building a Mobile Friendly Website in 2011 ©2009, Oracle Digital
  2. 2. If your website isn’t mobile friendly, you’ll lose out on huge potential. So many of your targetcustomers are using smart phones and if you’re a local business, especially, mobile SEO is vital.Here are some web design tips that can help your business site be more mobile friendly:Avoid Being “Flashy”Sure, flash can be good for some purposesbut flashy isn’t exactly mobile friendly.iPhones, for example, don’t recognize flashso your iPhone using audience will only seea blank screen. HTML5 or query is best foryour animations.Consider a Mobile VersionIf you’re on an iPhone and search on Safari for Wikipedia, for example, there is a regularWikipedia version and one designed specifically for the iPhone. This makes it easier for mobileusers to get content in digestible format, rather than scrolling and getting lost on a largeviewing space that’s trying to fit on a tiny screen. This may or may not be a good idea for yourbusiness, depending on your business model, but perhaps you should consider it as part ofyour marketing strategy. You may even consider building an iPhone and Android app for yoursite as well.Create an AppIf you’re an e-commerce site, for example, having an app to track delivery, support tickets, orcheck stock might be a good idea. Large companies such as IKEA have a mobile catalogue,allowing customers and prospects to browse their catalogue.©2009, Oracle Digital Page | 1
  3. 3. Don’t Forget Social MediaDo you Facebook or Twitter? Your customers are using these apps on their smartphones andyour regular postings could help influence their buying decisions while they are on the go.Content LayoutConsider mobile users when planning your layout. An uncluttered, compact, and centered sitewith good navigation will be easier for anyone on any browser to view.Need help making your website SEO friendly, social media optimized, user friendly, andmobile friendly? Oracle Digital is your one stop web design, SEO, and SMO solution.©2009, Oracle Digital Page | 2

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