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November 20, 2017

Tips for making your property website mobile friendly

In 2017 mobile is far ahead of desktop devices in the daily use department, in fact each person (on average) has more than one mobile device they use on a daily basis. This being the case, you need to ask yourself whether your real estate website is mobile friendly. If it isn’t, you have some work to do.

There is a bit of a barrier when it comes down to build a mobile-friendly website that most people simply won’t understand.

How do you approach it? Where do you start?

Unfortunately, unless you are also a web designer, it is insanely complex to convert a website into mobile friendly one; however there are some steps that you can take to make the process a little easier.

Don’t create separate websites, it will be useless on Google and other search engines, and lowers your chances even more of being found on page 1.

Use a responsive or reactive design

Using WordPress or other common website creating platforms gives you a one step towards a mobile friendly site, simply because as platforms they have had to adapt to the ever-changing world we live in. This means that if your web developer uses a responsive and reactive option from WordPress, it will almost already be mobile friendly. The responsive design utilises flexible layouts, images, and other mobile friendly options.

Font and button sizes

Your font size and button sizes make a big difference on your mobile devices. Ensure that they are compatible for mobile by checking as you go changing things. Fonts shouldn’t be too small, or too big, and 14px is a comfortable size to read for most people. The bigger the button, the less chance the user will have of missing it with their finger or thumb.

Always use high-resolution images

Blurry cheap looking images are just bad business. There isn’t much more to it than that. Always use high quality 300dpi images. Never substitute the quality.

If you don’t understand the way things should be with your website, hire a developer to ensure your site is viewable across all types of devices. It’s simple return on investment spending.