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Making a Mobile-Friendly Website: 5 Tips to Follow

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Thankfully, Digitise offers a full drag-and-drop website builder, which is already optimised for mobile. Furthermore, in the live-editor, you can immediately view your website in mobile-mode, and make live, real-time changes on the fly. So, to help guide you through your first mobile web design adventure, here are 5 key tips to keep in mind.

1. Responsiveness

While the variety and breadth of brands and mobile devices available on the market are great for consumer-choice, they can also be a pain when designing website. That’s because you have to keep in mind all these different screen sizes and display ratios when designing your website. This means it has to be responsive, which will adapt and adjust your site’s layout to fit the respective screen it’s being shown on. Digitise has an auto-responsive feature, allowing your site to accommodate any device and allowing it to be displayed in all its beautiful glory, no matter if its on a desktop, mobile, or tablet.

2. Keep it simple

While some smartphones have very large screens these days, it doesn’t mean that your mobile site should be cluttered and bombarded with information. Keep the mobile version concise and simple, and remember to prioritise the functionality over the spectacle. Too many bells and whistles (i.e., graphics, copy, video) can hamper the site’s ability to load quickly — and distract from your message. Users also need to navigate you site with their thumb, so keep open space available in content areas for scrolling.

3. Keep content minimal

While you should be proud and showcase the copy and content on your site, like the design, keep it short and simple. Work out how to ‘tell your story’ or showcase your brand or products in fewer words in order to avoid clutter. Focus on the essential message to keep your audience engaged and direct them to a call to action (emailing for more info, purchasing, etc).

4. Image sizes kept to a minimum

Users have short attention-spans these days, so the speed at which your mobile website loads is important. Compress your high-resolution images to ensure your homepage, product listings, or blog posts don’t consume too much data on mobile devices.

5. Make forms responsive

One of the most infuriating things on mobile websites is trying to fill out a form. If you’re using any forms on your site, make sure they’re responsive, sized correctly, and allow the user to select, scroll, or type in them easily. The last thing you want is for your visitors to give up because they’re struggling to enter their details.

With Digitise, you can not only build a great drag-and-drop website, but also ensure that its mobile optimised. You can also choose from a variety of different pre-built themes and layouts to make your design process a smoother and hassle-free one.

How much does it cost?

The team behind Digitise is aware that start-ups need flexibility, so when it comes to costs, there are no contracts or long-term commitments; and there are flexible pricing packages so that you can find the best option for you and your business.

The benefit of using the Digitise platform is that from the front-end of the webpage to the CRM and marketing tools in the background, your entire online toolbox is with the same provider, making the transition in the digital space a hassle-free one rather than a painstaking process of vendor selection and hunting down the right service providers.

Why not sign-up and get cracking on your business now? Check out Digitise here.

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