Creating a mobile website can be challenging. Here’s a simple breakdown of how to make your mobile website a success from a development-standpoint. The theme? Keep it simple. This is true for all development efforts but especially true on mobile. One of our resident mobile website experts breaks it down here:
- Keep the UI simple. Your device is a lot smaller than a desktop. You can only really lay things out vertically; so if you try to cram the same amount of information that you can find on a desktop page into a mobile device, your eyes and thumbs will get tired quickly.
- Keep the code simple. This applies to both the back and front end. When you need to make things behave differently to provide better support for a different class of devices, it’s a lot easier to change the behaviour of a simple codebase than something that’s over-engineered.