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.

So, how does your website look on a smart phone? Here’s what Branding & Marketing looks like:(Disappointing, isn’t it?)

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:

  1. Mashable suggests 8 ways to create a mobile site
  2. CNET offers a free way to create an app
  3. TechCrunch outlines an iPad and mobile web site for a monthly fee
  4. 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!

How Does Your Website Look on a Smart Phone?

8 thoughts on “How Does Your Website Look on a Smart Phone?

  • Friday, August 10, 2012 at 1:32 am
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    Keep an eye on your web stats. If you only have a few visitors using smartphones you’ve got some time to sort out a smartphone version. However if you’re getting enough visitors using smartphones it would be worth the investment to get a web design company to get your website working small.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 10:28 am
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    Thanks, Chris. This is a good idea.

  • Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm
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    The best leads can easiy be generated through mobile gadgets and similar devices. Since that the most distributed among individualls

  • Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm
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    thank you.. very good info for me..

  • Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:59 am
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    Hi, Chris-
    I’ve never considered this need — thanks for pointing it out! I’m curious about your 4th suggestion (“simple, functional but ugly”): do you think that a mobile version can look “too” plain? If I’m using a mobile device, I’d much rather have something simple that loads/functions quickly — but what’s your take on that?
    THANKS!
    – Erin Larson, Socialot.com

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm
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    I like loading quickly too — and if you have to choose between looking good and working… I’d pick working every time.

    That said. I think everyone expects things to work well, load quickly and LOOK GOOD too!
    Chris

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:01 am
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    Thanks for the mention Erin!

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