Mobile internet is becoming popular every day, this is because of the fact that conventional mobile phones are rapidly being replaced by smartphones. Smartphones gives the user the power to connect to and browse the internet. This feature, along with the increasing number of free Wi-Fi hotspots makes the mobile internet browsing to be a lot more popular, add to that the fact that laptops, netbooks and tablet pc’s are also contributing to the use of the mobile network or internet. The point is, that mobile browsing is becoming popular and that there is a need for mobile website design capabilities for majority of websites. This is because of the fact that the web page that we know of is different from mobile web pages, which means the web design process differs from the conventional with that of the mobile. What will be presented in the succeeding texts are the things that should be remembered or should be considered when creating web design for the mobile platform.
1. Consider the common device width – with the varying sizes of mobile hardware that is capable of viewing and browsing the internet web designers should consider the fact that there is a difference in the mobile web page with the normal web page especially for the size of such web pages. This is why it is imperative that web designers design the website to be able to accommodate variable sizes this way every image and text will conform to the screen size as the web page is displayed in a mobile device.
2. Consider avoiding forms – forms that will require long answers should be avoided because of the fact that mobile users do not have the luxury of using a keyboard that will allow them to input data quickly and efficiently.
3. Use Small File Sized-images – since you want your web page to be compatible with the mobile platform download or loading speed of the website is imperative, this is why you should design your web page in such a manner that your images would load faster making your website to load a lot quicker too, and to do this you must use images that are low in file size.
Indeed the technology community is changing fast with the introduction of mobile browsing; every website designer must therefore be a lot more updated in these current trends in order to cope with the very demanding and competitive market for website design.