What constitutes a mobile website?

We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries lately from clients wanting mobile sites so it’s time to set the record straight on what constitutes a mobile site. For this example, let’s use a Washington DC dry cleaning website we designed that looks like this:
Washington DC and Maryland website design

This website, and all websites, already appear on mobile devices. Unless they have a mobile specific version built, then they will appear on your mobile device just like they would on a regular computer (see below), just a lot smaller. Visitors can zoom in to whatever section they want.
Regular website on a mobile device

Mobile versions of websites are created to make navigation a lot simpler for visitors. Rather than load all the bells and whistles, a visitor just sees the most relevant services with big buttons that are easier to read and click on. If we created a mobile version of this site, it would probably look something like this:
Mobile Device Website Design

Is a mobile site right for your business? Depends on the business. This could be a whole ‘nother blog article in itself and probably will be soon. So for now, if you want to discuss, feel free to contact us and we can give you our two cents on whether or not its right for your business.

Or read even more about our responsive design services.