Tips to Make Your Site’s Mobile Version More User Friendly

The website developers must make the necessary efforts to make their page more mobile friendly by increasing the page upload speed.  The site developers and the webmasters can make the use of page Speed Insights to enhance the mobile usability for the users and thereby improve the visitor’s experience.

The poor usability of the website can diminish the user’s experience and can decrease the benefits of a fast page load.  Our tools can help you in locating and fixing the issues that are encountered while the page is getting loaded on the mobile. If your page is getting loaded in 2 seconds instead of an average download speed of 7 seconds, but it is taking more than 5 seconds for the users   to scroll the screen, pinch-zoom before they can interact with the page and read the text of a site, it is not so fast to respond. We are recommending you to use the PageSpeed Insights Tools to get your page loaded much faster. With the use of these tools, you can enhance the rendering results and optimize your site for mobile pages.

Prioritize above- the-fold content

The researches show that if the pages are taking much longer to getting loaded, the user’s flow is interrupted. To maintain the interest of the user in a site and deliver best experience of visiting your site, we recommend you to upload a part of the content called “above-the-fold” content to the user in one second or even lesser and keep the whole page loading in the background. This above the fold CSS, JS and HTML content is called the critical rendering path.

Here mentioned are certain best practices that will achieve the target for sub-second rendering of above-th-fold content on mobile networks –

  • Optimize the rendering time and JavaScript execution time of the content
  • The external blocking of JavaScript and CSS n above-the-fold content must be avoided
  • The number of redirects should be minimized
  • The reserve time for browser layout and rendering must be 200ms
  • The first render round trips should be minimized
  • Server render response should be less than 200ms

Here are the helpful recommendations for optimizing the page speed for mobile uploading –

  • Make use of legible font size

If the users are unable to read the text of your site and need to pinch-zoom it,  then your site is not user friendly. By using the page insights tools you can check the size of text on your site and if it is large enough to be able to read or not.

  • Size content to the viewport

The preference of the users is always to scroll the window vertically and not horizontally. So while you re configuring your viewport, make sure that the content of your page fits well to the width. Also keeping in mind that the screen size of all devices are  not same, the width of a website must be designed.

  • Configuring the viewport

The modern day mobile browsers will deem your page not so mobile friendly in the absence of meta-viewport tag. The first step in configuring the viewport should be to mobilize the website to width= device-width viewport.

  • Avoiding the plugins

Make sure that you do not rely on using the plugins as there are any smart phones that neither uses browser plugins nor they support flash.

  • Tap targets are aptly sized

In a mobile website, the tap targets must be sized appropriately and are large enough to be pressed easily.