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How Do I Optimize My Website for Mobile?

How Do I Optimize My Website for Mobile?
How do I Optimize My Website for Mobile?

Do you want to optimize your website for mobile devices? I am damn sure that your answer will be a big YES!

Surprisingly, Google wants you to do that too. Mobile-friendly websites are a must need today.

You’ll be amazed to know that nearly 4.28 billion global internet users use their mobile phones to access the internet in the world. That’s a surprisingly high number.

That’s why you need to make your website so that people having smartphones can access them easily.

Take the example of your own, you may not have a pc, but you will surely have a mobile with an internet connection. Even if you have, you can’t take it with you all the time. What will you do?

Surely you’ll need a mobile.

I think you will never ask yourself again how do I optimize my website for mobile. Believe me, it’s not that hard you are thinking.

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So let’s start it:

Does Your Website Really Need It?

Most of the websites we see today are already optimized for mobile platforms. That’s why we need to make sure if your website really needs this. To check this, open the Google Mobile-friendly test tool. It’s an official tool by Google to check if your website meets mobile-friendly requirements.

I conducted this test on blogger47.com, and here is what I got.

Blogger47 mobile-friendly test
Blogger47 mobile-friendly test

Using Responsive themes

Another way to complete this approach would be to use a responsive theme according to your blogging platform.

Most of the bloggers use WordPress, and that’s why themes in the market are already responsive. But some developers may have left some bugs in their themes, and that’s why you can run into problems on some pages. Just be sure to check every aspect of your website before moving it to production to avoid ranking penalties from Google for responsiveness.

I’ll highly recommend you to go with Astra or generatepress theme because they are lightweight, highly customizable and, most important – responsive.

Improve the Speed of your website

Do you know improving the speed of your website is the most important step to optimize your website for mobile? A website that takes more than 3 seconds to load has a bounce rate of increased by 75%. This should give you an idea of how important page speed is.

Fortunately, this problem has a solution in the form of a tool called page speed insights. Again, this is a tool from Google. It will help you to achieve a 100% score for your web pages.

FYI: I used this too for Blogger47, and here are the results:

pagespeed insights test for blogger47
pagespeed insights test for blogger47

Some other ways to improve pagespeed insights score are:

  • Implement Cache-Control headers
  • Use a cache plugin if you are using WordPress.
  • Use Critical CSS Approach
  • Avoid cluttering the code.
  • Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) like quic.cloud, Cloudflare and BunnyCDN.
  • Use compressed images. Always use webp image formats as this is small in size & load fast.

These mini approaches will help you loading your webpage faster.

Using Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

As a part of making mobile surfing fast & easy, Google launched AMP Project or Accelerated Mobile Pages Project a couple of years ago.

AMP pages use bare minimum javascript code and minified HTML. As a result, the webpage is loaded the moment the user clicked on a search result. This smooth experience is exactly what the user wants from your website, so you can use AMP for WordPress or use its simple HTML boilerplate to include AMP in your website.

Creating a Mobile App for your website

A mobile app creates the branding for your website. As no one like to go to the browser, then type your website’s URL. All you have to do is create a web app for your website so that first-time user goes to your website; you just have to ask them to install your web app.

And that’s It. The most advanced use of this app can be to offer something your website can’t do alone, like providing a subscription.

It’s not that complicated to create a web app. Just include a web manifest that will help you, or you can hire a developer who will help you create an app.

Using a Mobile-First Framework

If you are working with custom-coded themes, be sure to use a mobile-first framework. Suppose you got magic to make your site responsive, where you just have not to pay anyone anything without messing up with the code. That will be awesome.

That magic is called Mobile-First CSS Frameworks. These frameworks are well documented, with enormous examples. Here is the list of some of the famous CSS Frameworks, along with some short notes:

Famous CSS Frameworks

  1. Bootstrap

    It’s a free and open-source CSS framework by Twitter. Bootstrap 5 is the latest version of Bootstrap. Its also known as a mobile-first CSS framework. After its initial release in 2011, it has evolved a lot and created numerous websites.

  2. PureCSS

    It’s a set of small, responsive CSS modules that can be used everywhere. It’s also free to use and helps in creating mobile responsive websites.

  3. Materialize CSS

    It’s a modern responsive CSS framework that is created and designed by Google. Its latest release is 1.0.0

Other CSS frameworks in the list are

  • Essance
  • SemanticUI
  • Milligram

I hope this post will help you create the world’s best website for mobile. Enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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