You don’t have to go very far, just take a look around you at your co-workers in the office or at the other pedestrians around you, everywhere you go people are using smartphones or tablets to communicate and get stuff done. Mobile is everywhere and it’s for everyone. It’s not coming, it’s here, it’s not a trend its a fact. Doctors must come on board with website mobile design and development or get left behind.
Mobile devices have the capacity to accomplish most if not more, of the tasks that traditional devices perform they have the added bonus of being lightweight and compact, they go where you go and are always at hand comfortable and convenient. That explains why tablets and smartphones are a new reality. You can shop, surf, chat, use social media, send and receive emails, monitor your home or office.
These developments present a problem for traditional websites built to accommodate larger screen sizes. These were initially set up to be accessed by computers and laptops. Some businesses even have two sites one for mobile users and one designed for desktop users. It’s neither cost effective, practical or even just good old common sense to have several sites for one purpose. It makes good business sense to have one site dedicated to the needs of multiple users, both mobile and desktop users. This is where website mobile design and development comes into play.
Easy and fast access
Clients are looking for a quick and convenient way to find your practice, they need to easily access directions to your office, an address, phone number, options for leaving a message, book an appointment as well as see what services your practice offers. In todays fast paced environment, people on the go need easy access.
Accessible to multiple devices
Your site should be accessible by smartphones regardless of the brand or the size of the screen.
Mobile ready content
The content should be designed so that it can be easily read by mobile users using one finger. Sites that require pinching or zooming are a turn off to your clients and takes away from your message and image. Your content should be mobile ready.
Simple effective design
Mobile users are fast and usually on the go, you only have a few seconds to make a good first impression, so make it count. Avoid crowding and clutter, by using icons. Keep designs simple and easy and your content short, to the point and interesting.
Sites that were originally designed for websites can be modified to display mobile content. Current web pages can be redesigned to facilitate mobile devices and automatically direct users to the new pages or a new site can be created. Whichever website mobile design and development option you choose to market your practice there are numerous benefits to be enjoyed, including higher search rankings, positive brand association and being ahead of your competitors.