Mobile Friendly Websites

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Mobile Friendly Websites – More than half of the people visiting your website are probably visiting using mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets and iPads.  What does your site look like to mobile visitors?

Have you viewed your website recently on a phone and tablet?

Websites do not become mobile friendly by accident.  It takes planning and knowledge.

Mobile Friendly refers to the ability of a website to render up pages appropriate for different devices.  Most websites will display pages correctly on PCs and Macs but pages may not display correctly on tablets, iPads or phones.  A different type of navigation is necessary so visitors on a phone can navigate the site on a phone or tablet.  Also, forms, pictures, videos and maps should display differently on different devices.  This does not happen by automatically.  Websites have to be specifically built to recognize what type of device a person is using to visit a site and render pages appropriate for that device.  The pages will look different on different devices but they should not look broken and should function properly.