In 2011 more smartphones were sold than PC’s. And now that some of the phone carriers are forcing a smart phone sale by not carrying a variety of low end phones, desktop websites will become less important and how a website looks on a smartphone and mobile devices will become more important.
Smartphone useage is growing dramatically and if your website doesn’t show up well on a smart phone, one of your strongest marketing tools may be severely weakened.
While many companies have sites that are old and were revised in 2006, 2007 before the economic downturn, businesses that recognized that they need a mobile site — even it it only has a contact us page — will fair better.
Three suggestions of ways you can quickly offer a mobile choice:
- Mashable suggests 8 ways to create a mobile site
- CNET offers a free way to create an app
- TechCrunch outlines an iPad and mobile web site for a monthly fee
- At a minimum… try something like what I have here — it’s simple, functional but ugly. It’s a plugin from WordPress, so you’ll have to have a WordPress site to use it. The beautiful part is that it is easy and a temporary solution until I figure a better way. This is the 3rd or 4th solution I have tried.
Have you found a mobile solution that you’re happy with? Please share in the comments below. I know I’m not the only one looking for an inexpensive, good-looking, functional smartphone mobile site maker. Love to hear your comments!