What is a "Mobile Friendly" Website / Blog?

The term mobile friendly refers to several things that support the convenience of access via mobile devices and is not limited to the presentation of website / blog content, but indeed one of them includes the presentation of website content that supports mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, and other types of gadgets).
there are 2 preferred strategies used by websites / blogs:

  • Using the principle of Responsive Web Design

* to create templates / website page designs that can be adapted to desktop and mobile browsers.

According to this principle, the website layout must be able to adjust to the width of the browser.
Generally, responsive design involves two things:
meta tag viewport (which is used by the mobile version too) and CSS media queries (@mediascreen) to do the adaptation.
In some of the more sophisticated responsive designs, it is complemented by various things, for example:
use HTML5 as a whole or use javascript/jquery to enrich response capabilities, hide some elements, and give certain effects when switching devices.

  • Create designs and versions of special web pages for access via mobile devices

Or the term provides a template / theme mobile version. This concept uses the automatic detection feature if there is access via mobile, so that later (after it is detected) the browser will be redirected to the template / theme of the mobile version.

Big news sites most commonly use this version and use a domain characterized by mobile access on the mobile version of the page (m.domain.com, mobile.domain.com, etc., this is not absolute, just as an example), Facebook too ( m.facebook.com).
On some platforms, this feature also exists, for example:
in Blogger there is a mobile version feature complete with its default template or it can be custom made.
On WordPress (self-hosted) there is a mobile version plugin that is quite popular, WP-touch.

So, a Mobile Friendly website is a website that is able to present content to mobile device users well, in one of the two ways above, and is not limited to the ability of a template to respond to mobile devices only.

How do you know if a website / blog supports this Mobile friendly concept? As everyone might know, Google recently released a tool to check whether a website is mobile friendly:

You can check Mobile Frindly Test

Actually there is one more method for presenting content to mobile users, namely with applications (both for Android, iPhone, BB, Windows Mobile etc.). Some websites choose to use this method rather than presenting a mobile version or responsive template. Every user comes from a mobile browser, they are not presented with a mobile version, but are redirected to a page that conveys information to download and install the website's application.

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