With the boom of Smartphones in the market and the availability of good data plans in the market across all carriers, lots of users have started using their mobile phones to access the websites for the information they needed. Yes you have a good website made for desktop and users can access it from their mobile phones also. But just loading websites in the phone is not enough for your users. There are many things which matters for users like the time to load the website, User interface, accessibility of various functions available on the website and so on.
GO MO is an initiative from Google which helps developers having a good mobile ready websites.
Google has also provided a quick tool GOMOMeter which helps you to analyze your website on mobile.The tool shows you how your current site looks on a Smartphone and provides a report on what’s working and what you can do better. The user just needs to enter his website URL and needs to provide answers to some questions like:-
- Do you see broken images or missing content?
- Can you read the text without zooming or scrolling?
- Can links and buttons be clicked with a thumb?
- Is search functionality easily accessible?
Here is the example of small test I conducted for Facebook site.GOMO also provides a detailed report about your site.The sample report for Facebook Site can be found here
You can also take a look on Best Practices for Mobile Sites on GO MO website
Mentioned above are just key pointers.You can take a look on these best practices in details on GO MO website.:)