It is estimated that by the end of 2012, 23% of the population will be using Smartphones and those users will expect the websites they visit to be mobile friendly, easy to read and easy to use.
If you’re one of those who has yet to convert your website over to a user-friendly format, I’ve got some good news for you. It’s very easy with just a few clicks of your mouse or even an install of a of a WordPress plugin can instantly make your website mobile friendly.
First, let’s take a look at some WordPress plugins for just this purpose:
One of my favorites is WPTouch.
- You don’t have to do anything fancy to your blog in order for it to work.
- Works on iPhones, iPod Touches, Androids, Palm and BlackBerry OS6 devices.
- You can customize the appearance.
- It won’t affect the way your site currently looks.
There are also:
If you want to turn your static website into a mobile friendly site, there’s a little bit of work involved but probably not as much as you might think.
As a matter of fact, Google offers a lot of help in this process. They offer a free “10 Mobile Site Best Practices“, and offer a complete step by step process to creating your very own mobile site here. If you’re curious as to what your current site looks like right now to a mobile phone user, use this testing tool.
There is no doubt that as a society, we are all moving towards becoming a far more mobile society. And it’s more important than ever to make sure that you’re getting traffic from all possible angles.