If you are much involved in blogging, you already know how important it is that a blog be mobile-friendly. At least half of all readers of blogs arrive by way of their phone or tablet — and that number is growing. I don’t have a cell phone, and I use my tablet mostly as a kindle reader. Here in my cozy home, at my desktop computer, it’s easy to forget how the rest of the world lives.
I thought I had all the bases covered, because I am using Genesis Prose, and all of the Genesis themes are fully mobile responsive. But in doing today’s blogging challenge exercise, I discovered there is more to it than that.
Test Your Blog
Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test is the simple one, and it tells me my blog is mobile-friendly.
Google’s Make Your Website Work Across Multiple Devices Site is more thorough, and tells me of a number of areas where my blog needs work. It also tells me how to fix the problems.
There are also WordPress plugins designed to help make websites more mobile-friendly. Sarah Arrow over at Sark e-Media explains why that might not be a good idea.
Chances are you’ve already tested your site and made any necessary changes. But if not, I hope you’ve found this article useful. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
© Willena Flewelling