Mobile Website Upgrades


We are now offering a new service to all of our existing and new website clients – your current website fully enabled for smart phones and mobiles.

We create a second set of web pages within your existing web domain name but re-design them for the smaller mobile phone screens.

Features include touch buttons, touch to call, contact forms, e-commerce and so on.

Many of our website clients ask me if their website is “optimised” for use on smart phones and tablets and the answer to this question is most likely no.

When I build your website it is designed for a normal desktop computer and is sized at 960 pixels wide – this is the industry standard.

Mobile phones (smart phones as they are known generically) have a screen width of around 240 – 320 pixels, about 25% that of a desktop computer.

Of course, with Tablets also entering the market we now have numerous screen sizes to think about. These tablets are, in general terms, more than capable of “rendering” full sized desktop websites to a perfectly readable & usable size.

This leaves us with how to deal with website designs on smart phones.

There are generally two approaches to solving this problem of varying screen sizes:

1) Create “responsive” websites using sophisticated coding so that the website “re-organises itself” to fit the screen whatever the resolution.

2) Build Mobile Specific pages into the domain name URL which are automatically “served” when the browser detects the size of the device that the website is being viewed on.

We have chosen to offer our clients the second option (mobile specific pages with automatic re-directs) rather than the “responsive” designs as this can make the websites very expensive.

Finally, it is, of course, not possible to “optimise” a website to two different sizes – this is in reality a contradiction in terms, a website is either optimised for one or the other!

The process is fairly straightforward and involves me creating a new page for each page on your site, but sized to a width of 240 -320 pixels. I add a code into the website that tells the servers to send either a full size desktop page, or the mobile specific version of that page depending on the device that the site is being viewed on.

Generally, these days, tablets are capable of handling the full sized website format (960 pixels).

Find Our More About Mobile Website Upgrades

If you have been considering getting your static website upgraded with a set of mobile pages then you can read more here.