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How to make your blog look good in Mobile?

Things have been changed in the last 7-8 years. People used to use the internet on their desktop computers or laptops, but now most of them have started using it on their smartphones. So basically, internet usage through mobile phones is increasing. You might have heard the news that Flipkart will not be selling via its website rather it will work with its app only. It shows the potential of mobile users. They must be doing so because their most of the business would be coming from their mobile app, and not the website.

Therefore, it has become very important for bloggers to make their blogs look good in mobile phones so that the readers get a good experience while reading. There are many blogs which are still not mobile friendly, and thus they look too bad to read in the mobile phones. There is one more reason to make your blog mobile friendly; Google is now giving preference to the sites in Google Mobile Search [Source] which are mobile friendly.

If your blog looks good on small devices (smartphones, tablets) of different sizes and resolutions then you will not miss readers who use such devices.

How to check whether your blog is mobile friendly or not?

The first thing you should test your blog whether it is mobile friendly or not?

There are 3 ways you can check whether the blog is mobile friendly or not?

1. By opening your blog in the mobile.

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Look at the above screenshot of techiegig on the phone

  • Menu looks fine, and not taking a lot of space.
  • The post title is wrapped according to the width of the screen and so is the content.
  • Featured image and Logo has some issues that I will be working upon to fix.

Now look at the post page now,

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Everything at its place making it easier to read. Also, nothing goes outside the screen that means the blog is mobile friendly and thus, looks good as well.

2. Search your blog name in Google

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Google adds a stamp ?Mobile-friendly? if it finds the webpage mobile friendly.

3. By testing with Google?s mobile friendly test tool

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If a blog is not mobile friendly, it doesn?t look good on mobile phones or tablets. That means if your blog is not mobile friendly it will not look good in mobile phones.

Therefore, to make the blog look good in mobile phones, you need to make your blog Mobile friendly.

There are 3 ways you can make your blog look good on Mobile phones:

1. Building a separate Mobile Site

The oldest method is to develop a separate mobile site which is optimized for mobile phones. If you use WordPress, then you can install plugins like WP-touch or mobilepress to get the mobile theme installed for your blog. So that when someone opens your blog on a mobile phone, it opens the Mobile theme, and not the desktop theme.

This way was very popular till the multiple devices have been launched with different size and resolution such as tablets and iPhones.

2. By creating Apps

You can create apps for your blog adapted for mobile phones so that your readers can download the app, and whenever they want to read your blog they can open it and read.

This doesn?t look to be a great choice until your blog is very popular. Another thing is you would need to develop multiple apps for multiple platforms such as Android, windows, and iOS.

Doesn?t it look so weird for the blogs which are not yet so popular?

3. Opting for Responsive Design

This is the most used way to get a mobile friendly website. The best thing is you don?t need to use either a different mobile site or create apps rather just one site works well everywhere. You just need some extra coding to make your blog?s theme responsive.

Moreover, you can buy a readymade responsive theme for your blog as well.

A responsive blog adapts to the size and resolution of the device in which it is opened whether it be a small mobile phone, bigger mobile phone, Windows tablet, Android tablet or even iPad. It opens fine everywhere and give the user a great reading experience.

If a responsive design done correctly, then it looks awesome on every device.

These are 3 ways you can make your blog look good in mobile phones. Don?t wait to start testing your blog if it is mobile responsive? If not then start working over it to make it mobile friendly so that it will look good on mobile phones or other small devices like tablets and ipads.

Share your views in comments!

Mukesh Annamalai

Mukesh Annamalai is the Founder of this blog and he specializes into Technology thus he loves to share tech & gadget related Blog posts.

20 Comments

  1. A Mobile Friendly site wins the game for me. We don’t always use PC or Laptop while on the go, we have tablets and mobile phones with us and it is easier to access a blog or website using them.

    Very upsetting that up onto this moment, there are multiple of websites not yet optimized. This is necessary.

    Mobile optimization is badly needed. If you want to draw more traffic, readers, convert sales, and etc., go mobile since it is very obvious that people nowadays use more than 1 mobile phone.

    Reading the topic, “There are 3 ways you can make your blog look good on Mobile phones” you can choose any of these three. It will be easy for those who use WordPress since they just need to install the plugin.

    A must read, all in all!

    • Thank you Metz for visiting this post and glad you liked it.

      Regards
      Mukesh

  2. Hi Mukesh,

    In the era of Mobilegeddon, friendly website wins the battle online. It will be a detriment to you if your site has not mobile friendly yet. I’m glad you share this useful information for us. 🙂

    The ideal way to get a mobile friendly website is to use a responsive theme. But, if you do not have the funds to buy the premium theme, you can use the free plugin from WordPress. I think you have summarized it all in this article.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

    Regards,
    Nanda

    • Thanks Nanda Rahmanius for visiting this post and glad you liked it. The number of smartphones sale happening every day shows the importance of blogs to be mobile friendly.

      Regards
      Mukesh

  3. Good Morning Time Atish! Oh Yeh You are so right when you say things have changed WOWSY! Just take a walk through the mall and you will see people with their cell phones searching for something everywhere.
    Crazy! What is so important it cant wait until they get home LOL

    Anyways Loved your post, I did try out your suggestion about putting my blog in Google to see if it was mobile ready and it didnt show up like yours??

    I did use the Mobile-Friendly Test tool though but it kept telling me there was an error, HUM?? Could be my internet I am having come challenges with it this morning LOL

    I will try again later.
    Have a Blessed Sunday and Thanks for sharing..
    Chery :))

    • Thank you Cherry Schmidt for visiting this post and glad you liked it.

      Regards,
      Mukesh

  4. This is some great advice to make sure your site is mobile-friendly. I recently heard that google will make taking the websites mobile friendliness into account for the website to show up in search results. So, you are going to want to make sure that your site is mobile friendly. The google test tool is a great way to make sure that it meets google’s standards. Great post.

    • Thank you Lawrence Berry for visiting this post and glad you liked it. the whole world is turning towards mobile and making our blog mobile friendly is as important in today’s world.

      Thanks
      Mukesh

  5. I have made all of my blogs and websites mobile friendly before the Google’s update because I started thinking of since long because I can see most of the people are using smartphones to use internet for their different works.

    Nice post Mukesh.

    • Thank you Atish for visiting this post and glad you liked it.

      Regards
      Mukesh

  6. Mobile-friendly website is the in-thing now. This is not surprising because smartphones and devices are designed to comply with mobile frameworks! The steps shared on making a blog look good on mobile are implementable. I suggest readers should be practical about it!
    I left the above comment in kingged.com where this post was found.

    • Thank you Sunday for visiting this post and glad you liked it.
      More and more blogs are becoming mobile friendly and the only reason is increasing number of mobile users.

      Regards
      Mukesh

  7. Hey Atish,

    Now days, it’s a must to have a mobile friendly blog site. A couple of years ago I was just using plugins to make my site more mobile friendly, then last year I changed it up to a mobile ready theme which improved the display of my blog site even more. It was recommended by a lot bloggers, so I thought why not.

    Fast forward it to this year, just a couple of months ago, and Google made this into a ranking factor. Also this year, I started to use my mobile phone to read blogs during my breaks or when I walk to different sites at my job. It is definitely a big convenience and time saver for me!

    Thanks for the share Atish! Have a great rest of the week!

    I found this post on kingged.com under the category of Blogging!

    • Thanks Sherman Smith for visiting this post and glad you liked it, it is highly important for any blog to make it mobile friendly , majority are now using mobile to visit their favorite portals.

      Regards
      Mukesh

  8. Hi Mukesh,
    I also believe in your concept. It is fact the Google Begun to give more value to mobile optimized sites and as I believe the easiest option to have a mobile optimized wordpress site is using of responsive themes.

    I have some contradictory view with one point that you have mentioned in your article. You said google shows the stamp of mobile friendliness in the search, but it is not true. I have tried many sites, even for Quicksprout I was not able to see the same as you have displayed in the screenshot.

    Please explain me the whole concept about it… whether I am taking it wring or the reason is something else….

    Thanks for sharing…

    DO not stop….Keep learning…….

    • Thank you Nikhil for visiting this post and glad you liked it.

      Regards
      Mukesh

  9. Hello Mukesh, nice post!

    Since it’s a tech era and every next person is using mobiles, so making websites/blog mobile friendly is an almost a compulsion. And the way you have described above to make the website look good in mobiles are really good.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Thank you Sonam for visiting this post and glad you liked it. As you know people browsing through laptop/desktops are reducing everyday instead using smartphones hence making our blog mobile friendly is more important.

      Regards
      Mukesh

  10. Nice post, well there’s a tremendous growth in mobile users and I guess its essential to use some mobile usability plugins.

    Thanks

    • Thank you Mark for visiting this post and glad you liked it.

      Regards
      Mukesh

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