In the past few years, with the emergence of tablets and smartphones, the number of people using websites on desktops has witnessed a reduction. Most people, these days, access websites on their mobile devices or straightaway download the app. Though apps have been gaining momentum, the use of mobile websites is here to stay, because, they are instantly available, are compatible across devices, are easily upgradable, easily shareable by users via a link and involve lesser cost and time in development, and so on.
It is exactly for all these reasons does the need for HTML5 in developing mobile websites comes into picture. Here, in this article, let us get a glimpse of methods through which mobile web application development using HTML5 can be improved.
Improve Mobile web app development using HTML5
Keeping in mind the perspective of the users, the mobile site has to be designed, and important content has to be provided. Having said that, not all the content available on the desktop site needs to be part of the mobile website. It is more likely that users will quit the site, in case, they do not get their necessary information at the very first glance, for the simple reason that they do want to get into each page of your website.
More importantly, ensure that you test your site on various mobile devices. Check if the images are loading; if it is possible to scroll horizontally; if all the features are working or not, and if the file formats are being supported or not. A comprehensive checking is required to ensure that the mobile website developed using HTML5 is picture perfect.
Things to avoid while developing web pages for mobile devices
- Due to the smaller size of the mobile screen, do not use tables, as much as possible, in mobile layouts so that the website users do not have to scroll it much.
- Ensure that you do not add invisible graphics to add spaces. If in case the graphics are added, the download time may increase, and the pages may be displayed incorrectly.
- Popup windows are not appreciated by many mobile website users. They are not only annoying, but also render the site unusable. So, ensure that you take the necessary measures.
An HTML5 developer has to take steps to ensure the websites' mobile browser compatibility. Also, every HTML5 development company should develop and improvise mobile web applications to make them user-friendly for individuals who access them.