According to a recent report, about 93 percent of internet users access the internet via mobile devices. This means that if you do not have a mobile app or adopt a mobile friendly website design, you are already losing out big time. In other words, great user experience and user interface should be your major focus during your website design. To build a website that will hold visitors spellbound, here are some great tips to follow in your web design.
Remove or reduce the size of your Navbar
Considering the size of a computer screen, the navbar takes a negligible space on a website but the average screen size of a smartphone is about 5 to 5.5 inches. So, the navbar consumes a big chunk of space on the screen of a mobile device. The space can be used for more images and text. During your web design stage, you should either reduce the size of the navbar or adopt the Hamburger menu where it acts like a drawer. A submenu will drop down when a user clicks any of the menu options.
Keep important elements at the center
Users focus more on the center of the screen so you should design your website or app in such a way that the most important information, links or buttons are positioned at the center. The less important ones may be at the top and bottom edges.
Minimize and optimize your files
Heavy files make websites load slowly on a mobile phone and users are generally impatient. Some of your users may not hang on long enough for your website to load completely. So, you need to optimize the files. You can remove videos that are heavy for the mobile version of your website. Work on the quality and size or resolution of your images before uploading them.
Make your phone number and address links
In case a user wants to call you after going through your website, it will be easier for him to just click on your phone number to call. This is better than having to switch to the dialer and typing your phone number. Besides, copying other content while trying to copy out your number can also be frustrating.
Work towards a screen size-sensitive website
It is better to build website whose page layout depends on the type of device that is being used to access it. Its appearance on a laptop will be different from its appearance on a tablet and it will also be different from its appearance on smaller device.
Popups take negligible amount of space on the screen of a laptop but a large chunk of space on a mobile device. So, they usually distract mobile users. Just disable them.
Optimize forms on mobile device
Typing is not fun on a laptop and it is even worse on mobile device so having to fill a long form on a mobile device is nothing but punishment. You can either reduce the fields on the mobile version of your website or break it into multiple steps.
Make use of collapsible headers
Your web page will look clumsy when there is too much text on it. So, it is better to group the text into collapsible headers. When a header is tapped, all the information under it will pop out. That way, your user won’t be overwhelmed with too much information on a single page.