Creating a Mobile-Friendly Website for a Physician or Practice

By   |  May 25, 2015

It is a well-known fact that the popularity of mobile devices is increasing. It is also true that an increasing number of people access the internet through their mobile devices everyday and their purpose is to find information at the right time, no matter where they are. The information that they seek also includes doctors who can help them. Users have very little time and lesser patience and they want your site to load quickly. They also want easy navigation and all relevant content available. Many are also conscious of the amount of data that navigating your site will consume. So, a mobile-friendly website for your practice is required.

Different Ways to Build a Mobile-Optimized Site

There are different ways to ensure that users accessing your site from mobile devices enjoy a good user experience.

  • A separate mobile website. You can just design a completely new mobile website for your practice by using a different domain or subdomain. You can then just redirect anyone who accesses your regular site from their mobile device to this new mobile website. This site will also require regular maintenance and updates and it should include all the of the same content present on your regular site. Using a separate site may also require using new pictures which have much lower resolution than ones used in regular site as to increase load times.
  • A single site using responsive web design. In this case, you will have to worry about maintaining and updating just one website. The site design itself will include components that will determine the device from which the site is being accessed and will use appropriate configurations. Users will be able to use the site from any device, not just mobile ones. This will also ensure that all features will be accessible to all users.

Whichever approach you choose, you should test your site and make sure that it works across all platforms and devices.

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