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Mobile and You -- Part 4: Do You Need a Mobile Website?
March 5, 2015
So, now that you have read the previous parts of this series, you are ready to ask the question "Do I need a mobile website?"
Understand that adding a mobile site is not as simple as having your Hudson Valley web designer (that's us!) flip a switch somewhere. You saw in part 3 how mobile sites look and work completely differently from their desktop versions. This means your web designer (that's us!) has much more work to do to create a mobile site.
There are two techniques we can use today to create a mobile website...
Either one of these options can cost at least as much as the cost of developing your desktop website, and the Responsive site can cost much more. However responsive sites are simpler to update to support new types of mobile devices in the future. Remember all the types of mobile devices we saw in part 1 -- smart TVs, smart watches, game consoles -- they can quite simply be supported by responsive websites. But do we care?
Do You Need a Mobile Website?
Consider these factors:
Why should you consider a mobile website in addition to your desktop website?
I hope this series has given you the background to discuss mobile websites. We'll be glad to talk with you in-depth about your current site and whether a mobile site is right for you. Just contact us.