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Advantages and Disadvantages of Mobile Websites

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Introduction

Access to information is the defining factor of a successful organization. There are various forms in which information is passed to the required personnel. A Website is one among the channels of availing information to target audience. As technology advances, there has been great development in mobile communication. This include the use of mobile phones to access information on various websites. Traditionally, websites were designed for computers only. Since the size and functionality of mobile devices cannot be compared to a computer, then there had to be a way that could facilitate mobile devices access a website with limited or no restrictions. Mobile websites have been launched as a consequence. Enhanced user interface, quicker upload and update rates, portability, connectivity, among other benefits, for mobile websites. For creating mobile websites, there are different choices. This includes the usage of a custom mobile framework, a mobile design, a desktop content management system, transcoding, and a mobile hybrid website. There are benefits and drawbacks of all these choices.

Easy mobile websites are built from a third-party mobile website design in this project. The website is designed to support all kinds of mobile devices such as smartphones, iPad among others. Using the website, the user is able to browse through the city of Melbourne tourist sites, hotels and other recreational facilities. The mobile is accessible from this URLhttp://melbourneparadise.wirenode.mobi

Design

Purpose of a Mobile Website

Mobile websites are built to allow people via mobile devices such as tablets and mobile phones to access online content, thus the need to view the website on these media well. For some reason, mobile websites need to be simple for any mobile user to access, to improve traffic. Mobile websites are increasingly utilised by many individuals because, unlike websites that need hardware, online content may be viewed at any time of location.

The Difference Between Main Sites and Mobile Sites

The variation between site user preferences and their interaction differs from the site model, in that website visitors will travel in a vertical pattern. For web web apps, this step appears to be side by side, that is, right for the next page and left for the homepage to switch out.

Compared to main site interfaces, the device size for consumers on mobile apps is much lower. This will render cell phone surfing a daunting activity. A material built for the main site would not display properly on a mobile browser, thus the need for modifications.

It is hard to browse earlier content on a web platform since it is not easy to display all the pieces of the site on a cell phone or a tiny device.

On cell phone screens, photographs and page items intended for main websites will appear garishly, prompting the need for resizing to suit on the mobile pages.

It is less important to design elements such as colour sheds and contrast, particularly for mobile phones with very limited screens, as clarity of information becomes the focus.

The target audience for the built mobile website is people involved in tourism companies and related events in Melbourne, Australia. The aim of the website is to improve usability for both prospective and current visitors.

Funding of the Website Development

Development and hosting of the website is free. No expenses are to be incurred.

Why the Subject is to have a Mobile Website

A smartphone website is intended to improve regular traffic by up to 20%. Before they get to see the regular websites, mobile site consumers get to see websites that are mobile designed first. This gives first preference to mobile pages over the main sites (Mehta, 2008).

The idea that cell phones are extremely compact and accessible anywhere presents a challenge to the survival of links to the key machine website being used.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Viewing a Website on a Mobile Phone

Websites for cell phones are simple to download, keeping clients with up-to-date details. In the opposite, earlier entries of a blog are challenging to navigate since it is not feasible to display all portions of the internet on a cell phone or small device. The view resolution for users of mobile sites is often much lower compared to main line interfaces, which appear to be big (Avola & Raasch, 2012). On mobile websites, colour colouring and style are not quite impressive.

How Advantages and Disadvantages Affect Design Website Development

Every day, more and more people use smart phones and tablets to browse through sites. They need quick updates everywhere, all times. Main websites may turn to be frustrating when using smart phones as they require zooming in and out, an experience that can be eliminated by a mobile website. This will increase the overall accessibility to readers who visit your mobile website. Contents designed for main site need to be changed for proper display on a mobile site browser (Firtman, 2013).

How Mobile Phone Features can be used to make the Website more Effective

 Mobile phone features can be incorporated to enhance browsing by allocating specific tasks to phone buttons, for instance, using a call button to access a sub-title on the main menu bar.

Mobile phone features can be incorporated to enhance browsing by allocating specific tasks to them, for instance, using a call button to access a sub-title on the main menu bar.

Mobile phone features can be incorporated to enhance browsing by allocating specific tasks to them, for instance, using a call button to access a sub-title on the main menu bar.

Importance of Usability and Visual Appeal to the Website Users

Since the first impression by a site user counts a lot, visual appeal is of great importance. It has effect on purchase intend and the possibility to re-visit the site, perceptions  of trust, reliability and negative site attributes.Colour shading and layout are of great importance as the text elements (Campesato & Nilson, 2010).

Reflection

Though it was possible to create a functioning mobile website using the mobile building tool at wirenode, its functionality were limited. The design was preset thus it was difficult to add the features I desired. The features found to be of importance on the building tools was the present of widgets. This widgets allowed creations of things like Photo gallery, contact forms and click to call easier.

References
  • Avola, G. & Raasch, J., 2012. Smashing Mobile Web Development. s.l.:John Wiley & Sons.
  • Campesato, O. & Nilson, K., 2010. Web 2.0 Fundamentals: With AJAX, Development Tools, and Mobile Platforms. s.l.:Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Firtman, M., 2013. Programming the Mobile Web. s.l.:O’Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Mehta, N., 2008. Mobile Web Development: Building Mobile Websites, SMS and MMS Messaging, Mobile Payments, and Automated Voice Call Systems with XHTML MP, WCSS, and Mobile AJAX. s.l.:Packt Publishing Ltd.

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