With the popularity of such mobile phones as the iPhone increasing at ‘break neck’ speed how ‘viewable’ is your website on these handheld devices?
How Mobile is your Website?
Having been built using Flash, up until now I’ve been concerned about iPhone users not being able to access my website as Apple don’t support the use of Flash in their handheld/portable devices. Livebooks who built my site did have this covered by building a HTML site that mirrors my main one but even so, this HTML site still wasn’t mobile friendly and meant lots of scrolling around and zooming in to access all the menus and portfolios.
Better than nothing I guess but thankfully Livebooks weren’t about to stop there as this week I got an email from them saying my site had been upgraded to one that is now fully iPhone compatible and what’s more they didn’t charge a penny to do so. My iPhone compatible site is a condensed version of my main website but is alot more pleasing to the eye than the old HTML version and a heck of alot easier to navigate.
With regards to this blog, as it is made using WordPress I managed to find a plug in that creates an iPhone version too. The plug in called ‘wptouch‘ is completely free, incredibly easy to install and makes your blog compatible all devices such as iPhone, iPod Touch, Google Android, Palm Pre and so on…
What about you?
How ‘viewable’ is your website / blog on these increasingly popular devices?
There’s no question that more and more people are using handheld devices to browse and search the internet nowadays so having a website that can be viewed easily on them is vitally important otherwise there’s every chance that potential clients could pass us by.
So what are your thoughts? Do you think it’s important to have your website compatible for use on devices such as the iPhone or iPad or do you think most clients will be looking at your site from a laptop or desktop computer?
Admittedly it’s early days at the moment but on average I get around 50/60 unique visits through iPhones each day to my blog; I just wonder what this will translate to in the future.
Bye for now 🙂