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Deciding Between A Mobile Website or a Responsive Website?

13th February 2017 Posted by numagoo

In the recent years, Numagoo has begun to see an incline in people finding websites and using websites on mobile devices, or tablets. Looking back to 2010 it is seen that 3% of traffic was created by visitors on mobiles, 4 years on the percentage crept to 15% of traffic created by visitors on Mobiles and tablets. Now in 2017 traffic created by mobile devices is at 56%! Just in 7 years, that’s over a 50% incline. That’s why we understand that choosing between a mobile website or a responsive website can be a hard decision for any business.

What 3 Ways Make It Easier To Transfer Your Website To Mobile Devices

  1. Responsive Website Design

    To put it simply your website needs to be able to show the exact same design but on a mobile platform, and it’s not that difficult. All responsive sites produce the same HTML but will change its appearance to fit the screen the site is on. This makes it easier for users all-around, making text and buttons smaller makes it generally all round easier to use.

  2. Separate Mobile Site

    Using a different site completely will only deliver content chosen to be on the mobile site with optimised imagery and content. This is created by using detection techniques,  when a visitor is using a mobile device it will redirect them to a different web address. ( Mobile site.)

  3. Dynamic Serving

    Once again using detection techniques you can show which page is optimised for a certain device, this is shown in the slight change in the HTML tag. On the downside, this will soon prove to take more time management and money.

Google

Google prefers responsive websites hands down over mobile websites because using a single web address for your sites makes it easier to handle in the back end and much more simple for your visitors to interact with. Most of all it is much easier for Google to index making your google rankings higher in the long run.

It’s also proven that not redirecting your visitors to web address because of devices reduces loading time and stops known errors from happening frequently. It also saves resources for both your sites, meaning people don’t have to crawl from one site to another to get the correct content that they want.

Summary

In today’s world, there is a wide variation of screen sizes and types. That is why having sperate web addresses for different handsets just isn’t a practical way anymore. Responsive sites save time and make life that little bit easier.

Numagoo is a practical thinking business and we will help you in your transition to the new age. Contact us about responsive website design today.