I have just spent the last 3 weeks on holiday in Spain, soaking up the fantastic hot sunny weather. It was a bit of a shock arriving back to this cold weather here I can tell you. While I was there I noticed an article in one of the free English newspapers about how to make a website mobile friendly.
It seems that nearly everyone except me has a smart phone these days so I had not thought about this before. Although it’s possible to view a website on a mobile device space is short and not everything that you would normally see on your laptop or PC will fit on the mobile screen easily.
Apparently iPhones have browsers that make viewing regular webpages simple but if you rely on traffic for your business, and who doesn’t, you could lose a lot if you don’t have a mobile version of your website. It will load faster and your content can be seen more easily on a wide range of phones.
The more I read about the problem the more confused I became but this morning, as luck would have it, I was watching a replay of a Webinar I missed while I was away. It was about optimising WordPress blogs and I discovered a simple answer for my making my blog mobile friendly.
All I had to do was to install the WP Touch plugin. This free plugin makes your WordPress blog easy to view from a variety of mobile devices like iPhone, iPod touch, Android, or BlackBerry Storm touch.
There is also a paid version of the plugin but I am going to try out the basic free version first. You can download it from here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/
If you want to find out if your website is mobile friendly you can check it out here:
Have you made your website mobile friendly yet? If you have any tips please leave me a comment.