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