Decisions are tough. Trust me; I’m the one who takes twenty minutes to order a drink at a restaurant because I’m afraid of making the wrong decision, and I usually just end up drinking water.
Making decisions that involve your business is even more intimidating than choosing the proper drink.
A large decision that many businesses are currently facing is how their business should go mobile. Mobile technology is advancing every day; and with the vast amount of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, designing a website to be mobile-friendly is not an easy task.
There are two main ways to make your business mobile-friendly: designing a mobile site or creating your website with responsive design. (You can also create an app; however, most businesses will have a mobile site along with their app.) If you choose to create a mobile website, then you will have two sites; one site designed for desktop viewing, and a separate site created for mobile devices. Responsive design will allow your website to adapt automatically to any device.
If you’re still contemplating how to make your business mobile, don’t forget to also think about the needs and goals of your website’s users, the needs and goals of your business, and the time and cost involved.
Trying to choose between the two can feel a little overwhelming, but don’t fret! We’ve created a handy list comparing the pros and cons of both mobile websites and responsive design to help you find the best fit for your business.