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The Age of Mobile Friendly Websites

  • Date: August 14, 2012
  • Author: eDentalImage
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The newest development in dental website marketing is already here, although you might not know it yet!  The most cutting edge websites online today are becoming mobile-friendly.  If you want to keep your website relevant and as user-oriented as possible, you must have a mobile friendly website.

When building your dental website, you not only want to think about the standard users that will be accessing your site, but also the millions of people who are using a mobile device to view it with.  By approaching your dental website design from both of these perspectives, you will be able to create a website that is user friendly, no matter the device.

How to Optimize
Mobile web use is a niche market that has needs specific to users of smartphones and tablets.  If your site is difficult to navigate or has too much content, mobile users will just move along and find a different site that is more capable of displaying content correctly on their devices.  This is an important piece of information to consider when creating dental website design.

Going Mobile
The good news is that it is easy to make your dental website more mobile-friendly.  Depending on how your site was designed and structured, there are several mobile device plug-in options that you can use.  By adding a simple plug-in, you can quickly create a mobile-friendly site with little difficulty, and these ad-ons are often free!

Navigation On the Go
You also need to make sure your dental website is easy to navigate.  This is true for all users, but especially for those that are browsing your site from a mobile tablet or smartphone.  One simple way to clean up your navigation is by checking the straightforwardness of the content on your website.  Content should be well written, clear, and easily show the user where to go for more information.

Accessible Design
Images are important on a website, and they are necessary, but too many images can make it difficult for mobile users to load, get around, and find the information they need.  Keep your images clear and only use about one or two per page.  The same applies to excess space.  Sites with large borders around content can make loading and navigation difficult for a mobile user.

Is your website mobile friendly? To make sure that you are including the needs of mobile users on your dental website, contact eDentalImage for a free consultation!

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