January 2019. If your website was built before 2015 – it was probably built in a traditional html format. The pages are one size – which was fine when most people browsed the web on a desktop or laptop. However, when you view the website on a smaller screen, the pages are proportionally smaller. Once you get to a certain size, it becomes harder to read and view without pinching and zooming.
Technology changes everything. And, it did it in a big way with web design. Statistics show that the majority of web browsing is now done on smartphones. This creates a dilemma. If you are not mobile-friendly, your website visitors have "to work" just to read your pages – they need to zoom and pinch. Kind of diminishes the"user-friendly" aspect of visiting your website. It is similar to have a store that you want people to visit, but they have to walk up four flights of stairs to get to it. It can cause problems.
There is a chance that you like your old website, or your old website has been serving you pretty well over the years. The thought (and expense) of redoing the website just to make it mobile-friendly is not too appealing. So why do it? The answer is "user experience." If your store was four flights up – but you installed an elevator... well, you get the picture.
On the technical side, there are quite a few reasons and guidelines for mobile-friendly websites. From the practical point of view (your website visitor point of view), it is easily explained with two simple talking points.
Mobile-friendly websites include:
– Text that is readable without zooming or pinching
– Tap-targets (links) are adequately spaced on the touch screen
A mobile-friendly website responds to whatever device is being used; whether it is a desktop, tablet or smartphone. To see if your website is mobile friendly, you can use Google's Mobile-Friendly Tool.
a simple “best offer”
If you have to pinch, expand, turn and drag the pages of your current website on a smartphone to view it – this offer may be of interest. If you have a simple informational website, averaging between 5-20 pages, written in standard html format, the webstudio can transition that content to mobile-friendly for $20-25 per page.
You can request a free one-page sample for your review – ahead of time. That way you can experience the difference the transition will make without any commitment or obligation,and make your decision from there.
The real bottom line is that if you wanted an 8-page responsive website built from scratch – it would cost around $700. If we simply transition your existing static website to mobile-friendly, it costs about $160-200. That is a ± 70% savings.
To begin the process, simply fill in the form below. You will receive an email/call within 48-hours confirming whether the project can be accepted or not. Please Note: In some instances, the challenge of transitioning certain websites to mobile-friendly is too time consuming to be accomplished at the price listed on this page. Rather than try to upsell you, it's easier and less painful (for both of us) to simply say the website does not qualify for the offer.
Contact the webstudio with any questions you may have.
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