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==== ==== Mobile Website http://www.design-mobile-websites.com/ ==== ==== Watch your use of color combinations in building your mobile website. You want to make sure that your text is easily visible against your background colors. Using a dark text color on a lighter background is generally easier to read than the opposite. If you aren't sure if your color scheme works well, show it off to a friend for some feedback. Test your mobile website to see if the major translation services work properly when translating your site. Some sites receive many international visitors, and these visitors sometimes use services like BabelFish and Google Translate to translate the text to their language. Certain web design problems, especially poor server side code, can break these services. Do not use blinking, scrolling text or other animations. Also, steer clear of sounds or music that plays automatically. All of these things are distracting to users and provide nothing of value. In addition, connection speeds vary from one mobile website visitor to the next, and everyone does not have the same speed. Those users with slower connections will resent the slow-loading elements of your site. If you have several pages on your mobile website, use a navigation bar at the top to help visitors find the information they need right away. Include contact information, so they can speak with you if they'd like. Headings should be clear and visible, and paragraphs should be concise as well as easy to read. Use a style sheet to stay consistent. There is almost nothing more disconcerting than being sent to a page that looks at nothing like the site you were just looking at, even if it is concerning the same subject. Style sheets help with saving your formatting, so each page looks similar to the rest. When you are creating graphics or photos for your mobile website, be sure to keep the file size small. If your graphics are too large, your page will load slowly and your visitors will leave. You can find many free or inexpensive graphics programs online that will optimize your images before you load them to your website. Have a site map for your mobile website. These are useful to your clients and the search engines, as they give a detailed overview of your entire website. It can be a guide for viewers searching for a certain part of your site, and also allow you to keep track of its structure and layout. Make sure all of your webpages actually have titles, and make sure they are descriptive. A surprising number of webpages out there are called "untitled document" or "new document". This not only denies visitors a useful piece of information to remember your site, but also absolutely destroys your SEO, since search engines weigh mobile website page titles heavily when ranking sites. Keep your pages to a reasonable length. Add content through new pages on your site, instead of


tacking it on to the end of a home page. For the most part, readers are hesitant to keep going on a page that seems to scroll on forever. If you must have a lot of content on one page, include hyperlinks at the top and in sections throughout the page. This allows users to navigate through the available content without excessive scrolling.

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Mobile Website - Design Tips  

Mobile Website - some useful tricks and tips when designing a Mobile Website