The evolutionary journey of data migration, storing, and manipulating began with computers. It went on to laptops and then to devices that can slip into our pockets. But sometimes, you must don a different thinking hat when visualizing the UX of your product on a desktop, laptop, and mobile phone.
Websites need to be simple and straightforward to enable easy access of information to the users. We have to consider some essential factors when making a mobile-friendly website:
- Font sizes need to be sufficient to read for users.
- Button sizes need to be sufficient to click for users.
- We have to maintain enough & consistent spacing.
1. Highlight Information & Action
Mobile users are goal-oriented, so we need to highlight useful information and buttons to reach them easily.
- Make underline or bold on useful information or give noticeable color and font-size. which we can quickly notify
- Bold button letters and make them easy to read and clickable. Give noticeable background-color & color.
2. Use Images Carefully
The mobile device has a smaller screen in comparison to desktop and laptops. So the Mobile device can cover a small part of the image, or the whole image will be short. That’s why images must have clear concepts and ideas.
The image has to be optimized, so it will take lesser time to load and make sure you are uploading right size images.
3. Simplify Your Navigation
Navigation is an essential part of the website. If you provide poor navigation, then that may cost you a couple of visitors. We have to offer comfortable and suitable navigation with a search bar and other essential website elements. You can shrink your navigation bar down to the fewest possible options or add a sticky navigation bar to your website’s top for better navigation. The navigation pattern should not blend with a website. It can lead confusion to the user from where navigation starts and ends.
4. Make The Design Consistent
Consistency is the base principle for web design. With consistency, we can prevent a user from misunderstanding. It is highly useful and makes the web design better.
- Typography Consistency
Headings, paragraphs, buttons, and form elements need to be consistent across the website.
- Spacing Consistency
Spacing between sections, Headings, Paragraphs, and Images should be consistent, so the user can identify where he is currently looking.
- Website Page Design Consistency
The design should be consistent across multiple pages and components.
Having consistent visuals will allow the user to learn the system quickly and have a smooth experience.
5. Finger Friendly Design
On a mobile-friendly website, we always care that the touch actions have sufficient space to touch and need enough space around them. So that users don’t click by mistake on other clickable stuff, such as a button, drop-down menu, links, etc. target button should be approximately 45-57 pixels wide to allow a user to fit their finger comfortably. And this will enable them not just to press the button, but also see where they are clicking from the edges.
6. Focus On Speed
When users have to wait too long to load the page, then the user will be frustrated. Users are accessing content all over the world on many different platforms. When page speed is low, then the user will bounce to another website. Slow page load is an interrupting experience for the user. To improve your page speed, use compressed images, and remove unnecessary code and files from the project folder.
7. Feedback And Rating
Feedback and ratings are essential to improve on our website. With feedback and rating, we can know which zones we are right and where we need improvement. With input from users or visitors, we can make our website good and back with a suitable and robust product.
These are some factors with which you can make an excellent looking mobile-friendly website. Our purpose is to deliver a good looking and clean website. Focus on your goal and targeted audience that users can easily find what they want. Ensure you add only relevant elements on your website and remove unnecessary details, content, and buttons that can divert the user’s mind.