Create Your Own Website Free – What If No One Comes?
The offers to create your own website free are abundant. Use any search engine to bear that out. You can create free websites galore! In fact, you can learn how to make a free website for just about anything.
But wait a minute!
Create A Free Website – What About Mobile Content?
How does that work out for your visitors with mobile phones or small tablets? Just because you were able to create a free website, load up spectacular photographs and persuasive videos, doesn’t mean that your mobile device visitors are going to have the same experience as if they were using a desktop!
The graph shows that mobile computing surpassed desktop computing three years ago!!! Three years ago, folks! I remember the argument. “But there are no apps.” Despite the fact that that weak argument that has long since been kicked in the head, our smart phones have browsers fully capable of rendering web pages.
So yeah, you’ve picked up a website for free. Did anyone give you a lesson in design? Will your content be “mobile friendly?” As the old Wendy’s commercial used to go, “Where’s the beef?” Are the photos and illustrations going to automatically resize for the smaller device? What kind of content are you going to put on it? Is your Content Management Software (CMS) going to automatically handle your website regardless of the device being used?
If you are using Wealthy Affiliate, the answer is yes.
Let’s face it, most people on social websites are using their smart phones and/or tablets. I know of one website where the header image is a scrumptious looking piece of grilled salmon. As long as your smart phone is landscaped, it looks quite appetizing. Turn it to portrait and immediately someone will ask, “What the hell is that?”
Create A Free Website – Make Your Content Mobile Friendly
In the Viet Nam era there was a popular bumper sticker that read: Suppose They Gave A War and No One Came. An anti-war magazine article by the same name was no doubt the inspiration. There’s also a 1970 movie, Suppose They Gave A War and Nobody Came, inspired by the article and starring Brian Keith, Ernest Borgnine, Suzanne Pleshette and Tony Curtis. Something tells me the war won’t get many takers. Action will be slim. The same can be said of free websites. Or any website for that matter, regardless of cost. Suppose you created a free website and no one came. Different context but the message is the same.
Did you give your visitor what they are looking for in a format that fits the device they are using?
Create A Free Website – Options For Smart Mobile Content
Most WordPress® themes obtained through Wealthy Affiliate have an option in the left sidebar for looking at your web design using the device indicated. The three options are:
- Smart Phone
They appear as icons at the bottom left of the sidebar when you click on Appearance, then click on Customize. By default, desktop is selected and the right half of your screen will contain the website image as seen from a desktop.
Click on the tablet icon and you’ll get a different rendition. This time the website view is the one for a tablet.
Now click on the smart phone icon to see what the smart phone user will see.
Free Websites, Mobile Design – What Is Your Take?
I would really love to hear what you have to say about free websites and the design tools and aid that you get, especially for mobile devices. Mobile devices are the future of computing. That is evidenced by falling desktop sales and soaring mobile device sales.
Do you devote any time and effort toward the mobile user? If so, what? Tell me your thoughts and gravitational pull in the comments section below. Ubiquitous computing is a fascinating topic to me and it is evident that we are approaching that mile marker at an alarming rate. Will we be ready?