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Get Your Mobile Web Site Up

Did you know that almost 15% of web traffic is now mobile? Every organization needs a mobile plan—even if you’re just getting started. If you don’t have one don’t feel too bad. I was just trying to checkout the new Windows 8 and this is a screenshot what the website looked like on my phone:

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(Psst. Microsoft if you need help with that, the BAJI group is happy to help)

Your Options for Mobile Web Sites:

Responsive Design

This is a method that web designers use to make your regular website adjust the way it displays to any sized display it could be on any device. If you want to see if a website has responsive design you can grab the corner of the window and drag it. The content should reflow to show you what the site would look like on a full screen, a tablet, or even on a phone. Some examples that I’ve been a part of lately are the BAJI work section and Elements of Education.

Mobile Page

A mobile web page is built specifically for specified screen sizes. There are themes that you can get for WordPress that will give you a simple mobile page with very little work. I would recommend that most organizations that have resources shouldn’t go this route—it’s much better to design a website that will work on any sized screen. Just wait until a good mass market TV browser becomes popular—you’ll need to design at least 4 separate sites for each sized device.

Native Apps

For some a native app is the best way to go. Your customers/clients/fans can download your app and it can always be on their phone. For some companies it’s best to get users on native apps.

Questions

If you have any questions about getting your organization a mobile strategy, I’m happy to help. You can contact me by clicking here.

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