“No other technology has impacted us like the mobile phone. It’s the fastest growing man-made phenomenon ever — from zero to 7.2 billion in three decades,” said Kevin Kimberlin, Chairman of Spencer Trask & Co.” The Independent
It’s a fact that is here to stay. Not all of those devices are smart devices of course, but the world is going mobile and you as a business owner, have to be ready. Even a casual blogger who’s not looking to make money online should still have a mobile optimized site. If readers come across even a slightly slow, or inconvenient browsing experience these days, they quickly move on and never come back. There’s just too much out there in the online world.
Not all websites respond well to different device sizes. Some do not respond at all, leaving you no choice but to leave the site, while others might let you pinch to zoom, fiddle around to find the link you need, and let you play the game where you stab at it with your thumb hoping you’ll hit it.
A fully optimized-for-mobile website however, does not. Use our site now as an example. If you are on a desktop looking at this, go back to the homepage and, using your mouse, re-size the browser back and forth. You’ll notice that as you narrow your browser down, the lineup of the images changes. You won’t see the divider lines between the upper image on a mobile device, for example. This is a fully mobile ready website.
All this capability is summed up in two words in the WordPress world: Responsive Theme. Not all WordPress themes are fully responsive. It’s up to the theme developer. We highly recommend choosing a responsive theme, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.