- Ashafak Shekh
Did you know that in the world today there are more than 5.9 billion mobile phone users, and a thousand more are added every minute!
About 20% of these mobile phone owners (more than 1.2 billion and growing) have browsed the Internet through their mobile phones. This is the reason why mobile Web browsing is predicted to become the next predominant Internet platform. With thousands of mobile users increasing every day, the need for a mobile website design is on the rise.
First, you have to know that the Web site design and construction generally used for computer browsers is not compatible with that of mobile devices. For your site to work well on a mobile handset, it must follow the accessibility design guidelines for building mobile Websites which are set by the W3C.
Mobile phones that have separate data plans are not able to download large amounts of data quickly so designing for quick download time is crucial.
The easiest way to build mobile Website is to modify your existing Internet site to make it compatible for mobile handsets. If you decide to do so, expect that there will be big changes in terms of layout, design and construction. Whether or not to design a separate web site for mobile devices is up to you. Current mobile devices are more than capable of showing a web site in its full form - so a separate web site is not strictly necessary. But you still may want to build a site with a smaller layout, optimized for the small screen sizes of mobile devices, to make it easier for customers to view your content on mobile devices.
From the aforesaid we conclude that the ever-increasing mobile web surfing has given a new platform to the web marketers to expand their market niche and thus widen their profit sharing margins.