said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Hi, this is a great thread, one thing I would add is be careful when using plugins for wordpress, actually I would highly recommend you never build a site using wordpress, using this platform will increase the load time on mobile phones, this is due to the fact that wordpress loads and runs a lot of processes in the background!
Ase all know the mobile generation is all about the now, they will not wait for a site to load if it takes too long.
@carolinechen-whatley you asked… I often wonder if the need for a separate mobile site will be needed for much longer.
Mobile sites are needed more than ever, it is a fact that over 50% of all local searches are being performed using a mobile device and if you don’t have a mobile site your site will not show up in the mobile search engine, thus you are missing out on the chance to market to half of your potential clients.
Also there is a difference between a mobile optimized version of your site and a mobile site, never use a mobile optimized version, you are just wasting your money!
My company started offering Mobile Apps to our customers and it has been a big hit, a mobile app is like a super charged mobile website, the possibilities for clients to market with a mobile app is amazing, but we still recommend that our clients also have a mobile website and a main site (at least for now)