Mobile Design

  • Which is the king of mobile: China or US? Where is the biggest opportunity?

    … The numbers for mobile subscribers and mobile web users in China are mind blowing, but when the enormity of the population is taken into account, how does China compare with the US on mobile? In the previous column, we compared how the largest Chinese and US companies – specifically banks, retailers and internet companies – were performing…

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  • Why retailers shouldn’t overlook the value of m-commerce apps

    … Recent stats suggest that the mobile web has the edge over apps in terms of m-commerce sales, but this doesn’t mean retailers should dismiss apps. Five to ten years ago, after the release of the first iPhone and before the widespread adoption of responsive design, there was a genuine decision to be made between apps and mobile web for retailers…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watch- 11 readers -
  • Why mobile commerce sites should be designed for context

    … If you want your m-commerce project to deliver the results you’re expecting, context should be front and centre of your design. Across all industries, mobile traffic is eating into PC web traffic in a big way, even in economies which have a large installed base of consumer PCs. But ecommerce sites aren’t seeing mobile web visitors, particularly…

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  • The 12 pillars of mobile commerce design

    … What are the key factors behind an effective m-commerce site, one that will meet the needs of the modern multichannel consumer? This week sees the release of our new m-commerce report, DNA of a Great M-Commerce Site Part 2: The 12 Pillars of Mobile Design, and here we present those pillars… 1. Mobile-first web design The mobile-first…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watch- 14 readers -
  • Guide to mobile menu UI: bold buttons and intuitive types of navigation

    … on mobile menu best practice looked at: The hamburger icon and alternative menu buttons. Supplementing, or replacing the menu, with visible navigational tabs and buttons. This column will look more closely at the design and user interface (UI)/user experience (UX) aspects, including: Making the menu and navigational buttons standout. Type…

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  • 6 Mobile Landing Page Best Practices to Supercharge Conversion Rates

    … Mobile users have very different goals than website users. Screen size, device type and context dramatically change what users want from your site. This is why the best practices that apply to desktop landing pages rarely apply to mobiles. If you want to create delightful, function and conversion-oriented mobile landing pages, here are six best…

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  • The three Us of mobile design: UX v usability v UI

    … Mobile design focuses, or should focus, on the user. This so-called user-centric design has generated a healthy obsession with the three Us: user experience (UX), usability and user interface (UI). These terms, and the roles associated with them, are commonly mistaken and/or used interchangeably. This is not entirely unsurprising as there…

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  • 9 Statistics on the Impact of a Mobile User Experience

    … the heavy lifting. Why spend time on mobile optimization? Here are 9 statistics that prove the return on investment on optimizing your mobile experience: 33% of all potential sales fail when a business’ website is not mobile optimized Tweet This! 40% of people will search for an alternate site if the first result isn’t mobile optimized Tweet…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 9 readers -
  • 6 Strategies for Designing an Effective Mobile Ad

    … collected at DesignContest on how to design an effective mobile advertising page. Put CTA Elements at the Top of the Mobile Version of the Landing Page I can safely say that CTAs are bread and butter for any marketer who uses advertising traffic. CTA elements are the main part of any landing page, and mobile pages are no exception. CTAs should…

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  • The convergence of SEO and UI goals for mobile users

    … has come to be labeled “responsive web design” means that you can use one URL that will adjust to whatever device it’s being used on. Many websites still require horizontal scrolling or zoom on mobile, and layouts should be viewable on mobile without these shortcomings to the user experience. Responsive pages that can be viewed with ease…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 8 readers -
  • How mobile transformed an 80 year-old catalogue retailer

    … In four years Shop Direct has gone from selling the majority of its products via twice yearly catalogue to an entirely digital operation that sell the majority of its products via the mobile web. British catalogue retailer Shop Direct has transformed itself from a paper-based into a pure-play digital business. In 2012, 72% of sales came from…

    Search Engine Watchin Display How To's- 7 readers -
  • Is It Time To Get Amped Up About AMP?

    … About a month ago, Google announced Accelerated Mobile Pages, also known as AMP. It’s an initiative to speed up the mobile web by cutting the cruft from bloated webpages. To find out if it worked, we tested standard mobile and AMP HTML pages from BBC News, The Guardian and BuzzFeed. Loading each on a simulated 3G connection yielded a surprising…

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