Ugh — that’s so 2007.
Actually, you don’t want a website made strictly for mobile devices, and let us explain why.
In 2007 Apple released the iPhone and smart phone sales went through the roof overnight. The iPhone sold one million units in five days and suddenly people were browsing websites all over the place, but there were two problems. One was the size of the screen, which was a little bigger than a business card. The other was the fact that the iPhone operating system did not support Flash (a common browser-based application for viewing custom applications, content and video).
Within the week, consumers were finding websites that didn’t look right on their iPhones. And web developers don’t like dealing with a million angry people. So they started making mobile-friendly websites, on top of the websites they had already designed and created. Thus, the mobile website, with simplified navigation and graphics, became cemented as part of our online landscape.
One year for a human is like, what, seven years for a dog?
In online terms, however, five years is like a generation, and web designers are way beyond the mobile website. It’s not because mobile users are decreasing — about one in six people worldwide own a smart phone and the numbers just keep going up. So the need for a mobile-friendly website still exists and that need is quite strong. What’s changed is how we make websites accessible to smart phones, tablets, and all kinds of computer monitors, all at the same time — we make your website responsive.
So follow us to the responsive design page and we’ll show you just what we’re talking about.