Everywhere you look you see people using Smart Phones, iPhones and a variety of handheld devices to surf the web. I’m sure there’s some fancy statistic I could look up that will tell me the percentage of browsing done by mobile device… and I’m sure as soon as I type it here, it will be outdated. Suffice it to say, there’s a lot of mobile browsing going on.
Of course, devices like the iPhone and iPad and the Samsung Galaxy S3 make it easy to browse the web, no matter where you happen to be. So chances are that your site has been visited recently by someone using a mobile device. If you do any kind of e-mail marketing (publish a newsletter or send regular broadcasts to your followers) or even if you post links to your content on Twitter or Facebook, people will find your site on their phones. I don’t know about you, but I have email delivered to my Blackberry and often click on the links in the emails to find out more information or view a special offer. Chances are pretty good that mobile browsers have come knocking on your virtual door.
That’s why I want to cover a few simple ways to make your site mobile friendly. I said simple — I’m not going to get too techie. If you need help with any of these steps, just drop me a line in the comments or on Twitter.
Testing Your Site
First thing’s first: you need to check if your site is mobile friendly. There’s an online validator that can test your site but I promised to keep these steps [...]