Things to Consider in Creating a User-friendly Mobile Website

Mobile websites are already a trend these days since most people always want to stay connected with the internet even if they do not have access to a desktop computer. Like designing a full website that is seen on a desktop computer, the mobile version of a site should also be user friendly. Aside from the design, it should be instilled on one’s mind that the user’s should always be considered first. It is important that the mobile website is user friendly in order for them to access information easily. It has to be a lot easier for them to browse the site and view its contents when in mobile.

When one considers the users, there is a greater chance for more visitors to check the mobile site because they won’t be spending too much waiting time for it to load or to find what they want to see. It is then effective and could reach its goal in reaching the target audience, even those who are in mobile. Since most websites are considering having a mobile version, we will be giving some valuable tips for those who are planning to design one. So, today, we will give you some points to consider in creating a mobile website that is user-friendly. Read on the tips below so you will be guided.

1. Prioritize usability.

Prioritize usability
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Your mobile website will be useless if it won’t consider good usability. Above all, you should pay attention to how the users can access and interact with your mobile website. You have to see to it that they can see all the contents, the buttons are large enough to be clicked and they can navigate it easily. Having good usability is a manifestation of a successful mobile website.

2. Limit information.

Limit information
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Take note that a mobile website is a lot different from a website viewed on desktop. So, do not place all the information that you have in your full site because it would not look good on mobile. It will only crowd the small space for mobile browsing. Some of this info might not even be useful for the users anymore. Include only those that are very important to avoid clutter and to satisfy the clients that they can immediately get the information they want.

3. Use enough white space.

Use enough white space
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This is important in order to make it easy for the users to read and look at the site’s contents. Have enough breathing space for every element especially for a small space in a mobile website. If you make it look crowded, it would not be user-friendly. Your user might even have a headache and might be irritated to what they can see. So, do not cram and clutter your site. Make use of enough white spaces around the site’s elements and contents.

4. Do not over-design.

Do not over-design
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Over designing also makes the mobile website look crowded. It would look heavy to the eyes and if you place too much images, it might even load for a long time. A simple mobile website is better that an over designed one. Instead, one should focus more on how the users can access the site and what information should be placed in it.

5. Allow users to visit your full site.

Allow users to visit your full site
Site: Music Empowers Foundation

Even if they are looking at a mobile version of your site, the users might also want to see your full site. So, include a link for them to see it. There are really users who are curious to see the full site or might want to access some information that is only seen in the full site. This would be helpful for them especially if they really need it.

6. Categorize clearly.

Categorize clearly
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Since, the mobile version only includes the important parts of the site, it would be like creating a smaller version. It will only become effective if you have categorized everything well so that the user can just click on a certain category in order to get to the information they need. Be sure that you have